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Safeguards needed if cautions are published

The media and certain advocates have been calling for the publication of cautions issued to doctors and other health professionals for some time, and the minister of health ... Read more

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Recent privacy breaches emphasize need for training, education

Several recent high-profile privacy breaches have been widely reported “suggesting that even 10 years after the implementation of health privacy legislation in Ontario, ... Read more

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SCC case on assisted suicide 'timely and important'

Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman says a Supreme Court case that's looking at whether this country's ban on assisted suicide protects or violates the fundamental rights of ... Read more

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Supreme Court tackles right-to-die issue

OTTAWA – Canada's top court will today confront an elemental – some would say intractable – question: whether Canadians have the right to seek help to end their ... Read more

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Advocates for War Child hosts Access to Justice event

Advocates for War Child is hosting its annual Access to Justice event in support of War Child Canada . Access to Justice 2014 features a performance by the acclaimed band Hey ... Read more

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College issues consultation on new medical marijuana policy

Clinics and doctors involved in the prescribing of medical marijuana should take heed of a new draft policy on medical marijuana – though not yet in force – from the College of ... Read more

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Decision to allow doctor to practise doesn't condone sex abuse

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says that while the public may view as “reprehensible” the conduct of a Mississauga doctor who has been restricted to treating male patients ... Read more

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Rosen Sunshine LLP expands with new associate

The boutique health law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP is expanding with a new associate.   Erin Dobbelsteyn joined Rosen Sunshine LLP in July 2014.   "We knew ... Read more

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Appeal Board finds physicians must obtain consent for DNRs

The recent decision of an appeal board over end-of-life care underscores the requirement for physicians to obtain consent for do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Lawsuit may change health privacy law

Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst says a class-action lawsuit against Peterborough Regional Health Centre has the potential to change the face of health privacy law in ... Read more

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Privacy-breach lawsuit could have sweeping implications

The legal community is carefully watching to see the outcome of a privacy-breach lawsuit in Peterborough that could have widespread implications for all Ontario hospitals, Toronto ... Read more

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Rosen, Sunshine recognized in Best Lawyers

Toronto health lawyers Elyse Sunshine  and Lonny Rosen  have been included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.   Both lawyers are partners at ... Read more

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Physician-hospital relationship unique, complex

Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  says it's important for hospitals to provide regular training for medical leadership on the administrative issues around physician ... Read more

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New regulation permits dentists to treat spouses

By Lonny Rosen The  Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991  (the RHPA ) and its  Health Professions Procedural Code  (the Code ) contain strict, zero-tolerance provisions ... Read more

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Don't make all complaints public: Sunshine

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine strongly disagrees with an Ontario Trial Lawyers Association suggestion to make public all complaints against doctors  after the province’s ... Read more

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Lonny Rosen elected to Advocates' Society

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen , partner with Rosen Sunshine LLP , has been elected to serve on The Advocates’ Society board of directors for a four-year term. ... Read more

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Abusing complaints process to advance agendas

Health professionals are unfairly victimized when individuals or groups use a health professional’s College’s complaints process to advance their own agendas, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Doctors' right to refuse to provide treatment uncertain

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says three Ottawa doctors who distributed letters to patients saying they won't prescribe artificial birth control because of their ... Read more

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'Culture of privacy' needed at health organizations

Two recent health-information privacy breaches in Ontario are reminders of the importance – and responsibility – of health-care organizations to have effective privacy policies, ... Read more

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Court ruling awarding costs against lawyer a 'concern'

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  says a “concerning” court decision that awarded costs against a lawyer personally for calling to the witness stand an expert who was found by ... Read more

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