Hy Bloom, MD, FRCPC


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Dr. Hy Bloom, LL.B., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.), is a Director and C.E.O. of workplace.calm, inc., Consultants in Workplace Wellness and Disability, Fitness for Duty, and Conflict and Violence Prevention and Management, and is a founding Associate of The PSILEX GroupConsultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. He is also a part-time staff member of the Forensic Service of the Complex Care and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental (CAMH) in Toronto, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University. 

Dr. Bloom is licensed to practice medicine in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, and to practice law in Ontario.

Dr. Bloom received his LL.B. from McGill University in 1978 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1980. He obtained his M.D. from McMaster University in 1984, his Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (RCPC) in 1989, and his Sub-speciality designation in Forensic Psychiatry in the first year it became available from the RCPC in 2013.

Dr. Bloom is a psychiatric and legal member, and Alternate Chairperson of both the Ontario and Nunavut Review Boards and serves in an educative and learning materials development role as the Ontario Review Board’s Coordinator of Psychiatric Resources.

He is also on the Board of Directors of Catch Collaborative Therapy for Children, a not-for-profit organization that promotes research into, and provides funds for, the treatment and collaborative care of abused and neglected children and their families.

He has served as a psychiatric consultant to a number of public and private sector organizations on the subject of workplace disability, problem employee behaviour, conflict and violence, and has lectured and written on the topic. Dr. Bloom is lead author on two first-of-their-kind tools for assessing a worker’s potential for violence in the workplace (the Employee Risk Assessment-20 (ERA-20)), and assessing the workplace for systemic risk (the Workplace Risk Assessment-20 (WRA-20)), respectively. Dr. Bloom was appointed to the Mental Health and the Law Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in 2008 and served on the MHCC until 2012.

He has taught and published extensively on a number of topics in psychiatry and the law. His book titles include Mental Disorder and the Law: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals ( 2nd, Ed, Toronto: Irwin Law 2017), Mental Health Courts: Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (Toronto: Irwin Law 2007), Essential Writings in Violence Risk Assessment and Management (Toronto: CAMH 2007), Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013), and most recently, Fitness to Stand Trial: Fairness First and Foremost (Schneider & Bloom, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2018).

Dr. Bloom is a Co-Founder and Principal of the first ever Canadian Forensic Psychiatry Review Course.

Hy Bloom, MD, FRCPC