Clients

  • Academic Health Sciences Centres

  • Community Health Agencies

  • Consulting Firms

  • Crown Corporations

  • E-Commerce Businesses

  • Educational Institutions

  • Extra-provincial Entities

  • Government Agencies

  • Government of Ontario

  • Group Purchasing Organizations

  • Healthcare Businesses

  • Hospitals

  • Hospital Foundations

  • Law Firms

  • Provincial Health Associations

  • Shared Services Organizations​​

 

Representative Work

Supply Chain

  • Developed many suites of  supply chain and commercial documentation for a number of organizations, for example:

    • the provincial government Ministry of Finance Broader Public Secretariat for use by universities, school boards and hospitals

    • multi-site academic health science centres - including the University Health Network

    • shared services corporations - including Plexxus

    • a community hospital

    • the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

    • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (Capital Procurement Pilot Project)

  • Provided legal advice for the development of all aspects of an innovative Competitive Dialogue procurement process for a multi-site major IT compute and storage project

  • Assisted in the establishment of and provided a full set of procurement and other services to a provincial health association in their province-wide capital equipment procurement initiative

  • Drafted project specific procurement documentation for an ERP system for 12 separate entities and provided related guidance and support

  • Provided a legal opinion extra-provincially to a Crown Corporation on a high-profile and critical procurement process

  • Worked as legal counsel to a consulting group to update provincial procurement practices and documentation

  • Provided Trade Agreement opinions with respect to procurement

  • Implemented CFTA and CETA procurement obligations in policy and procedural documentation and RFx templates for multiple public sector entities

  • Provided legal opinions to a number of law firms on procurement matters

  • On-site in-house legal counsel services provided to Shared Healthcare Supply Services and Plexxus

Technology Law

  • Negotiated and finalized the acquisition of a contract management system supporting multiple entities 

  • Oversaw the negotiation and finalization of a BPS Ontario Buys initiative for a  significant clinical specialty supply chain solution to create a new technology environment for a large GTA hospital to facilitate and enhance a patient care delivery system and streamline standardized processes

  • ERP contract development,  negotiations and amendments 

  • Negotiated and finalized the acquisition of an E-requisition system for multiple entities including the maintenance arrangements

  • Negotiated and finalized the acquisition of a robotic and automated chemotherapy compounding system and the associated remote IT maintenance

  • Documented and finalized a licensing agreement for data analytics monitoring the effectiveness of various processes

  • Documented and negotiated contractual arrangement for a telecommunication project

  • Drafted contracts for IT equipment for a large research institute in a co-sponsored multi-institutional project (Toronto Center for Phengenomics)

  • Drafted and documented network agreements

 

Commercial Law

  • Developed templates for and provided advice on agreements for the purchase of capital equipment, goods, professional/consulting and services for a number of entities

  • Established and documented a joint venture for a group of professionals and provide related advice

  • Supervised, documented and negotiated a multi-million dollar long-term contract for food services

  • Documented and negotiated the sale of a major asset transaction for a highly regulated industry and discrete part of a business

  • Developed strategic alliance contracts

  • Prepared and negotiated letters of intent for multiple transactions

  • Drafted various by-law amendments

 

Health Law

  • Developed, drafted and interpreted documentation utilized in or by a hospital – for example, affiliation agreements, memorandum of understanding,  service provider agreements

  • Worked with healthcare teams to develop policies and procedures required legislatively and otherwise – for example Workplace Violence and Harassment, Whistleblower, Code of Conduct and others

  • Liaised with outside entities on behalf of various healthcare clients

  • Addressed health professional issues – such as privileges and rights, resources, regulated health profession legislative issues

  • Legal opinions provided on healthcare-related legislation

  • Provided advice on the management of medical devices and mobile health applications

  • Provided strategy on hospital risk management issues

 

In-House Services

  • Virtual General Counsel Services provided to a large non-profit entity – including providing a wide range of legal advice and the co-ordination of the retention of specialized lawyers 

  • Lead and facilitated meetings for clients

  • Provided training on various required topics

  • Developed policies and procedures and resource materials for multiple clients

 

Training

Frequently in demand as a speaker, educational seminars have been presented for:

  • Clients, including provincial government, hospitals and shared services groups 

  • Supply Chain Management Associations across Canada

  • Schulich Executive Education Centre

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Federal Government - House of Commons

  • Ontario Provincial Government

  • Crown Corporations

  • Private Corporations

  • Municipalities

  • Ontario Hospital Association - OHA Procurement Conference and OHA Health Achieve

  • Clinical Engineering Society of Ontario and Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society

  • PHIPA Summit

  • Healthcare Supply Chain Network

Additional courses that have been presented are as follows:

  • Information Technology Health Procurement

  • Medical Device Cybersecurity

  • Mobile Technologies: The New Mental Health Care Frontier

  • The RFP Process

  • Debriefings and Bid Protest

  • Contract and Service Management 

  • Services Acquisition and Process Policy

  • The Sale of Goods Act and Purchase Terms and Conditions

  • Treatment of Medical Device Licensing Issues in Procurement Documentation

  • Agreement for Internal Trade

  • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documentations Act

  • In-house courses on customized legal documentation

Awards received:

  • MOHLTC Achievement Commitment Excellence (ACE) Innovation Award 

  • MOHLTC ACE Team Builder Award

 

Debby Shapero Propp | debby@shaperopropp.ca | 416.576.1154 

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