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Field Law has been a leading firm in health care for more than 70 years. We serve as a trusted, proactive strategic advisor to the Liability and Property Insurance Plan, Alberta Health Services and other health care organizations and professional associations throughout the province. 

The health care industry is constantly changing and becoming increasingly complex. We guide our clients every step of the way, providing comprehensive legal services to help them adapt and succeed regardless of the challenges that may arise. Our health group collaborates with the firm’s entire legal team – including corporate, labour and employment, litigation and real estate – to develop integrated, practical, cost-effective solutions to our client’s issues, including the following:
  • Malpractice Claim Defense
  • Fatality Inquiries
  • Clinical Advising
  • Medical Staff Advising and Relations
  • Policies, Procedures and Bylaws
  • Patient Safety and Quality
  • Primary Care Network Advising and Documentation
  • Alternate Relationship Plans
  • Infrastructure and P3 Projects
  • Class Action Defence and Risk Prevention
  • Environmental Matters
  • Enterprise and Clinical Risk Management Advice
  • Legislative Drafting and Advice
  • Labour and Employment Representation
  • Health Services Contracts
  • Health Services Restructuring
  • Construction and Commercial Development
  • Professional Regulatory Representation
  • Personal Services
  • Corporate Organization and Governance
  • Leasing
Field Law’s Health Group is nationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading health law firms with many of our lawyers holding key leadership positions on health boards, formulating provincial health policy and teaching at health institutions.
Field Law’s knowledge of Alberta’s health care system is second to none, offering a regional understanding of local issues and needs, regional presence and Alberta solutions. That knowledge and decades of experience with administrative, operational and frontline staff has given us industry insights regarding organizational challenges and sensitivities which enables our lawyers to help clients navigate the issues that impact their health care operations. 
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 288, 2019 ABCA 288
R v Fassman, 2019 ABQB 61
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 23
Laughlin v Alberta Health Services, 2018 ABQB 574
Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta, 2018 ABQB 37
Chan v Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 ABQB 796
Chan v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 ABQB 480, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Chalifoux v Alberta Health Services, 2014 ABQB 624, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 753, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Laasch v. Turenne, 2009 ABQB 267
Guay v. Wong, 2008 ABQB 638, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
September 2019
Immunizations and Immunity Provisions: The Scope of Protection Under the Public Health Act
Field Law Blog
October 4, 2018
Top 10 Pitfalls Nurses Face in Litigation
Edmonton Critical Care Symposium
September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
October 2017
No Loyalty Program for Drugs: Court Confirms Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements
Professional Regulatory Alert
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that professional regulators have significant discretion to implement rules and policies intended to protect the public interest. Specifically, rules and policies may include the regulation of activities w...
August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2018 Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...
February 2010
Quality Assurance Decisions
October 2009
The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
September 2009
Health Care Errors and Apologies
August 2009
Case Comment: A.C. v. Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services), 2009 SCC 30
July 2009
Influenza A (H1N1) in the Workplace - OHS Considerations
July 2009
HIV/AIDS Reporting
The mandatory reporting of communicable diseases dates at least as far back as the Book of Leviticus, which described notification for a disease it labelled as leprosy.1  Current public health legislation, as well as recent amendmen...
June 2009
Retention of Fetal Heart Surveillance Strips
June 2009
Shoot, Was I Supposed to Report That?