Lad Kucis

Lad Kucis

Partner

Lad Kucis
Contact Information

Lad Kucis

Partner


T 416.864.3114

F 416.865.6636

E lkucis@grllp.com

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2000
University of Toronto, B.A., 1997
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Lad is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He provides advice and representation to health sector clients on a wide range of regulatory  matters, including all types of college proceedings (i.e. complaints, investigations, discipline, appeals, etc.), hospital privileges disputes, health privacy issues, retirement home/long-term care home operations and matters that fall under the governance of Health Canada and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Another key aspect of his practice is providing advice to clients regarding business initiatives in the health care sector, including the structuring of health care facilities and the delivery of health care services.

As an authority in the field of health law, Lad is a frequent commentator, author and speaker on a variety of health law topics, including new legislation and other legal developments in the health sector.

Lad is also recognized by "Best Lawyers in Canada" in the field of Health law.

Expertise

Representative Work
  • Advising an association of pharmacists regarding their regulatory obligations flowing from the wind-down of large retail pharmacy chain
  • Advising a health professional association regarding billing issues relating to their profession
  • Preparing a Code of Conduct for an organization that manages a number of seniors’ homes
  • Successfully representing a medical device manufacturer in a matter before Health Canada
  • Preparing a Privacy Breach Protocol for a health sector organization
  • Acting as Amicus Curiae counsel in a hearing before the Discipline Committee of a health professions college
Articles and Presentations
Articles

Presentations
  • Advocacy Before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (Panel Member), Advocates’ Society Program: Health Law Litigation – November 13, 2017
  • Medical Legal Issues Program (Seminar Leader), University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine – September 7, 2017, September 8, 2016, September 10, 2015 and September 5, 2013
  • Changes to the CCO Public Register and Potential Implications for Chiropractors (Webinar), Ontario Chiropractic Association – April 19, 2017
  • Examining the Risk of Harm Disclosure Exception, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program: 2017 Legal Guide to Privacy & Information Management in Healthcare – April 10, 2017
  • Regulation of Dental Hygienists in the Province of Ontario, Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries – February 21, 2017
  • Overview of Health Law Issues – University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science – January 20, 2017
  • Overview of the Various Legislative and College Requirements Placed on Chiropractors in Ontario, (Webinar), Ontario Chiropractic Association – October 19, 2016.
  • Overview of Health Professional Regulation, Health Privacy and Business Issues Relevant for New Dental Hygienists: Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries – May 17, 2016.
  • Examining the Risk of Harm Disclosure Exception, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program: 2016 Legal Guide to Privacy & Information Management in Healthcare – April 13, 2016.
  • Overview of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (Webinar), Ontario Chiropractic Association – March 30, 2016
  • Overview of the proposed Electronic Health Record under Bill 119 (Webinar), Ontario Chiropractic Association – March 1, 2016
  • Regulation of Optometrists & Business Issues Relevant for New Graduates – University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences – January 27, 2016
  • Informed Consent (Seminar Leader), University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine – January 18, 2016
  • Regulation of Massage Therapists, Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy – November 25, 2015
  • Responding to Complaints in Light of New Transparency Measures, Pot Pourri of Medico-Legal Cases, Medico Legal Society of Toronto – September 30, 2015
  • Regulatory and Business Issues Affecting Dental Hygienists, Toronto College of Dental Hygiene & Auxiliaries – August 11, 2015 and November 11, 2014
  • Participant in Roundtable Discussion re Changes to Sexual Abuse Provisions in the RHPA – May 12, 2015
  • Regulation and Discipline in the Health Care Sector (Penalty Hearing & Appeals), Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program – June 10, 2014
  • Discipline Committee Demonstration, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario – April 4, 2014
  • Implementation of the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, Gardiner Roberts Breakfast Seminar for Retirement Homes Operators – November 20, 2013
  • Hospital Privileging and Physician Rights, Emergency Department Administration Conference – November 7-8, 2013
  • Medical Legal Issues Program (Keynote Lecture), University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine – September 5, 2013
  • Debate on Advertising Standards, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario – May 13, 2013
Quoted
  • Ruling Favours Protecting Safety of Women in Sexual Misconduct AllegationsCanadian Lawyer and Law Times – April 26, 2016
  • Nurses Win Dispute Over Vaccinate-or-Mask Policy, Canadian Lawyer – September 21, 2015
  • Canadian Medical Schools Shed U.S. Review, Lawyers Weekly – July 13, 2015
  • Hospital Class Action Informed by Intrusion Upon Seclusion Case, Canadian Lawyer – July 4, 2014

 

Recognition & Rankings
  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law
  • "Best Lawyers in Canada", (Health Care Law), since 2017
Professional Involvement
  • Ontario Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Community Involvement
  • Commissioner, Toronto Lawyers’ Touch Football League