The lesson here is to make sure that you get everything in writing, making written contracts is the best way to make an agreement with someone or a business in order to minimize any misunderstandings. A contract is a good tool to help manage business risk.
Contracts can be modified, so be willing to negotiate everything.
Checklist for creating and using contracts is attached below.
Some tips and notes:
For information and guidance for letters and agreement details, see the OCA website:
Topics include: Offer letters, non-competition agreement, partnership agreement, associate agreement, and more.
For leases, make sure the location will bring you closer to your target population, and consider if it has enough parking for patients and staff.
Article: 5 Things to Look Out for in Professional Office Lease Agreement Legal Contracts: Ontario Document Centre
Where to get advice for business start-up: https://www.chiropractic.on.ca/why-you-need-a-lawyer#.V4RVF01OXVI
Think about how you would like to invoice, and remember to make good patient intake forms. You can get legal help for this as well. Another idea is having a way to track patient traffic, to follow who came in and got treatment and the specifics of that treatment (time, type...).
Example of patient intake forms: http://www.rebalancetoronto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Chiropractic-Intake-Forms.pdf
To find all the requirements needed on patient intake forms see the CCO guidelines: http://www.cco.on.ca/English/Home-Page/