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Carina Lentsch is an advocate for
regulated health professionals.
She an experienced Ontario litigation lawyer and has devoted her legal career to assisting and representing healthcare professionals at all career stages - in College proceedings, privacy complaints, human rights claims and malpractice litigation.
Carina started her law career with McCarthy Tetrault LLP and then practiced in the area of health law and professional regulation with two boutique litigation firms in Toronto.
She has extensive experience representing a wide range of regulated health professionals, including dentists, nurses, physicians, dental hygienists, registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered psychotherapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, and others.
In the past, Carina has also acted for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in civil and human rights litigation matters, although her current practice is focused on defending and representing the interests of regulated professionals.
She recently completed a Certificate in Privacy Law and Health Care Information Management from Osgoode Hall Law School and is the current Section Editor and Member of the Health Law Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA).
When Carina is not practicing law, she enjoys helping kids and volunteering with a local public school's Student Nutrition Initiative operated through the Food & Friends Program of the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.
Nida maintains a litigation practice, which includes the defense of health authorities and health professionals in civil litigation matters. She also has experience defending health professionals in complaints and disciplinary matters before their professional regulatory colleges and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
She leverages her experience as a former investigator with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to advise her clients on the most effective way to handle complaints and allegations of misconduct. Nida is also well versed in privacy matters and holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) designation through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and advises on privacy matters.
Outside of her practice, Nida is an active volunteer in the community and offers pro bono services for refugee sponsorship and support organizations. She is also a member of the disciplinary committee of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.