Mary Jane is a Partner with DDO Health Law, advising on a broad range of health law matters, including:
- Risk management, strategic and reputational advice. Mary Jane assists clients on issues that create significant clinical or enterprise risk. She is often behind the scenes, providing strategic counsel, conducting investigations, preparing media responses and supporting senior teams to preserve institutional reputation. She routinely advises on the most difficult issues, including disruptive situations involving staff, patients/residents/clients and family members.
- Health information, privacy and new technologies. Mary Jane provides practical privacy and information management advice. She has extensive experience responding to privacy breaches, advising on the creation of complex shared health information systems, and training the health sector on legislative requirements and key developments. She routinely conducts privacy impact assessments and provides advice on data sharing within large health sector initiatives. She also works extensively on specialized issues in health research and data use, as well as advising on patient portals, discussion boards, website content and assisting mobile app developers in the health care space.
- Advance care planning, long-term care and end of life. Mary Jane’s deep understanding of health system coordination for seniors, advance care planning and requirements of long-term care homes enables her to provide key compliance and thoughtful advice to her clients. With the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, she recently co-authored a Law Commission of Ontario paper, “Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in Ontario”. She sits on the Board of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
- Mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making. Mary Jane co-teaches the Mental Health Law course in Osgoode Professional Development’s Health Law LL.M. program. She previously developed and led Osgoode’s Mental Health Certificate Program and chairs Osgoode’s Children’s Mental Health program with Michele Warner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Professional Development’s Health Law LL.M. program. She previously developed and led Osgoode’s Mental Health Certificate Program and chairs Osgoode’s Children’s Mental Health program with Michele Warner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Mary Jane graduated from Mount Allison University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989, specializing in bioethics. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. Mary Jane summered and articled at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Legal Services Branch, then immediately started her own law health law practice. She has acted as in-house legal counsel to two Toronto teaching hospitals and has sat for the past decade on the Research Ethics Board of Canadian Blood Services. – See more at: https://ddohealthlaw.com/lawyers/mary-jane-dykeman/#sthash.qCl6lrOJ.dpuf
Mary Jane Dykeman has been recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada 2014-2020 in the field of Health Care Law.