Practice Risk Solutions

Tailored Insurance Solutions for Optometry Practitioners

Members of the Canadian Association of Optometrists have access to a full range of coverages specifically designed to meet the unique practice risk needs of optometry practitioners, including:

Exclusive Pro-Bono Services

Accessing the legal system is time consuming and expensive. CAO members can obtain a range of legal insurance products to meet differing circumstances in your professional and personal lives.

Members who purchase Professional Liability Insurance through BMS have access to summary pro bono legal advice from Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Gowlings), one of Canada’s largest national legal firms.

CAO members can call a dedicated professional legal helpline to receive free, confidential legal advice for questions involving professional practice issues such as:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • Inquires from your regulatory body;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional misconduct;
  • Ethical obligations; and
  • Professional obligations.

Gowlings Pro bono Legal Advice: 1-844-792-2022

About Gowlings

As one of Canada’s top national legal firms, Gowlings has a long history of representing health care professionals on a variety of professional liability cases. The Gowlings professionals who provide services to members have significant experience in medical legal issues including, defending professionals in litigation arising from medical treatment and care; representing professionals in proceedings before provincial professional licensing bodies and providing advice to clients on other administrative and regulatory health law issues.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Toll Free: 1-844-792-2022