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Quebec's end-of-life bill opens door to Ontario discussion

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine says Quebec's new end-of-life-care bill will likely open the door to more discussion about assisted suicide in Ontario and may result ... Read more

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Privacy breach highlights need to enforce policies

The privacy breach at a Scarborough hospital demonstrates the need for health-care institutions to not only have privacy policies in place, but to fully enforce them, Toronto ... Read more

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Responding to a ‘meritless’ College complaint

By Lonny Rosen When faced with a complaint from a patient, or even from someone else (such as a member of the patient’s family, a colleague, or any other person), health ... Read more

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Health agencies held to account by their policies

It's vital for health-sector organizations to develop – and keep current – policies that can stand up against the scrutiny of outside agencies because their own ... Read more

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Issue of consent is key in case of girl refusing chemo

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  says the first question that has to be determined in the case of an 11-year-old girl who has refused chemotherapy in favour of Indigenous ... Read more

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Divisional Court issues guidance to health-care sector

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine In Ren v. College of Massage Therapists of Ontario , a brief decision reviewing a caution issued by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports ... Read more

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Health-record snooping a growing concern: Dewhirst

Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst says a growing issue of concern in health care is snooping – privacy breaches that occur when a provider looks at a patient's medical ... Read more

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Sunshine chairs health risk management conference

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine led a workshop on privacy risks and the protection of health information at a recent conference. Sunshine, partner at  Rosen Sunshine LLP , ... Read more

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Rosen and Sunshine to speak at health law course

Toronto health lawyers Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine are speaking at an upcoming program offered through Osgoode Professional Development. The Osgoode Certi?cate in ... Read more

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Document informed consent: Rosen

Media reports of widespread use of antipsychotic drugs in Ontario nursing homes have highlighted the need for practitioners to thoroughly document the fact that they have received ... Read more

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Doctors must keep 'stellar' prescription records

Medical professionals face challenges from drug-addicted patients who may resort to violence or threaten to report them to the College of Physicians if they aren’t prescribed the ... Read more

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Lonny Rosen speaking at elderly client conference

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen will be speaking today at a two-day conference hosted by the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development program to help legal ... Read more

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Parents should educate themselves on child's medical care

The situation involving a doctor in Nova Scotia who incorrectly administered hundreds of immunizations to children is a reminder that parents need to make sure they have basic ... Read more

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Lonny Rosen to speak at inaugural Elderly Client course

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen will be speaking at the inaugural Elderly Client two-day course for legal and financial professionals to gain insight into one of the ... Read more

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Complaint process apparently used as tool against competitors

The complaint process available to doctors by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario seems to be being used by doctors to take on competitors, says Toronto health lawyer ... Read more

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Genetic testing problematic in insurance industry

Legislative steps are being taken to target discrimination that may result from genetic testing, but Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine tells Law Times that this is already ... Read more

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Pharmacy regulation system not broken

There are going to be bad apples who take advantage of the system they work under, but it’s unfair to paint an entire profession with the same broad strokes, says Toronto health ... Read more

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The dentists' great confusion: revealing adverse events

There exists a great deal of confusion regarding what a dentist is required to disclose when a dental procedure goes wrong, when to reveal it and to whom, write Toronto health ... Read more

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Talking about Brian's Law and the Mental Health Act

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen is slated to speak at an Ontario Bar Association presentation on Nov. 26 on the topic of involuntarily detaining a patient under the Mental ... Read more

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Road back to practice an uphill battle

Despite the difficulty to regain the privilege of practising a given profession due to serious misconduct, the law does permit a person to regain that privilege, regardless of how ... Read more

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