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Publications & Presentations

Collection of Lisa Feldstein's media publications and presentation highlights

Select Publications
  • L. Feldstein, “How fluoridation runs counter to usual health law", The Lawyer's Daily, November 12, 2018
  • L. Feldstein and P. Somascanthan, “S.H v. D.H.: Embryos are Legal Property in Ontario", Ontario Bar Association, October 3, 2018,
  • L. Feldstein, “Potential issues facing the emerging death care industry", The Lawyer's Daily, September 13, 2018
  • L. Feldstein, “The importance of parsing the process of dying", The Lawyer's Daily, July 16, 2018
  • L. Feldstein and M. Rattner, “Death Panels” as Facilitators of Access to Justice" ,The Advocates’ Quarterly, March, 2016
  • L. Feldstein, “Oncologists and Patients Need to Have the Fertility Talk“, Cancer Knowledge Network, February 3, 2016
  • L. Feldstein, “Legal Barriers to Fertility Preservation for Minors with Cancer”, Cancer Knowledge Network, April 28, 2015
  • L. Feldstein, “How to Break Into the Field of Health Law”, Canadian Lawyer, September 15, 2014
  • L. Feldstein and A. Goldberg, “Informed Consent: Liability and Non-disclosure of Potential Fertility Loss”, Cancer Knowledge Network, September 9, 2014
  • L. Feldstein, “Legal Considerations Before Freezing Embryos”, Cancer Knowledge Network, July 29, 2014
  • L. Feldstein, “Family members face an uphill battle in protecting the mentally ill”, National Post, March 19 2014
  • L. Feldstein, “Reproductive & Privacy Law: Access to information about blood relatives“, ADVOCATE (a publication of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists), Volume 20/Issue 4, Winter 2014
  • L. Feldstein, “Carter v. Canada: Ban on Physician-Assisted Suicide Not Unconstitutional … For Now”, Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, November 6, 2013
  • L. Feldstein, “Advance Care Planning: Lessons learned from the National Elder Law Conference”, Concerned Friends Newsletter, June 2013
  • L. Feldstein, “Is It Legal to Force Medical Treatment? A Consent & Capacity Overview for Family Lawyers”, Ontario Bar Association, Matrimonial Affairs, May 2013
  • L. Feldstein, “What is the purpose of a Power of Attorney for Personal Care?“, Hospital News, May 2013
  • L. Feldstein, “Donor-Conceived Individuals Not Entitled to “Know One’s Past”: Pratten v. British Columbia (Attorney General)“, Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, April 2013
  • L. Feldstein and C. Waldman, “A “Pot Pourri” of Medico-Legal Cases“, Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, December 2012
  • K. Dewhirst, MJ. Dykeman, K. O’Brien, M. McDonald and L. Feldstein., “Professional Staff Credentialing Toolkit”, Ontario Hospital Association, 2012
  • L. Feldstein, “PHIPA Order HO-011: Cancer Care Ontario Ordered to Discontinue Practice of Transferring Screening Reports in Paper Format”, Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, December 2011
  • L. Feldstein, “Eleven Risk Management Lessons from IPC Order 11”, Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, December 2011
  • L. Feldstein, “Mental Health Law: Critical Updates”,Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, June 2011
  • L. Feldstein, “Ontario Health Privacy Update: IPC/O Orders 8 and 9”, Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, December 2010
  • L. Feldstein, “Privacy Update: Safeguarding Personal Health Information on Mobile Devices and Fees for Access”, Ontario Bar Association, Health Matters, December 2010
  • L. Feldstein, “Access to Assisted Conception: A Call for Legislative Reform in Light of the Modern Family (Susan Doe v. Attorney General of Canada)”, Canadian Journal of Family Law, November 2010
  • L. Feldstein, “Access to Healthcare Among Ontario’s Homeless Population: Identifying Barriers to Increase Accessibility”, Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, April 2009
Select Presentations
  • Health Law in Canada - Regulated Creation and the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, November 23, 2018 (moderator)
  • Law Society of Ontario, Reproductive and Fertility Law, November 19, 2018 (co-chair and presenter)
  • Caregiving Matters, The ABCs of caregiving to seniors workshop, October 13, 2018
  • ALS Canada, Toronto Caregivers’ Support Group, Powers of Attorney 101, March 21, 2018
  • ALS Peer Support Group, Sunnybrook Hospital, Advance Care Planning and Medical Assistance in Dying, September 21, 2017
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) Solo and Small Firm Conference, What Lawyers Need to Know about Accounting, June 8, 2017
  • Family Councils Ontario, The Role of Caregivers and Substitute Decision-Makers in LTC, January 26, 2017
  • Osgoode Health Law Career Panel, November 17, 2016
  • ADR Institute of Canada, National Conference, “Mental Health Issues in the Workplace” panel, October 14, 2016
  • The Elderly, Dependent Adult Children and the Law, The Commons Institute, February 24, 2016
  • Caregivers’ Day presenter at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, February 20, 2016
  • PHIPA Connections Summit, Privacy and Physician-assisted Suicide: Considerations for Disclosing “Cause of Death”, December 2, 2015
  • ALS Canada, Toronto Caregivers’ Support Group, Incapacity and End of Life Planning, November 18, 2015
  • Manulife Securities, Seasonal Seminar Luncheon, “Health Care and Estate Planning 101”, November 29, 2014
  • Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere, “Caregivers’ Rights and Responsibilities”, August 6, 2014
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health, “Frozen Embryos in Canada: Legal Status and Risks”, May 14, 2014
  • University of Toronto, Mental Health, Ethics and Law, March 19, 2014
  • Markham Fertility Centre, “The Grey Zone: Cross Border Oocytes and Surrogacy Agencies in Canada”, November 12, 2013
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health, “The Grey Zone: Cross Border Oocytes and Surrogacy Agencies in Canada”, June 26, 2013
  • Hillcrest Library, Aging at Home Independently Seminar by Living Assistance Services, Elder Law & Powers of Attorney, June 18, 2013
  • Central Eglinton Community Centre, Long-Term Care & Retirement Homes Legal Overview, June 13, 2013
  • PFLAG Canada – York Region Chapter, Reproductive Law Overview, May 28, 2013
  • The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Queer & Trans Family Planning Course, May 12, 2013
  • University of Toronto, Philosophy Course Union, “Starbuck: Legal and Ethical Implications of Sperm Donation”, March 7, 2013
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Health Law Panel, March 5, 2013
  • Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Women and the Law, March 4, 2013
  • AODA: “Customer Service Standard”, November & December 2012
  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, “Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace”, October 2012
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