Lonny Rosen

Lonny Rosen
Rosen Sunshine LLP
Partner
Health

Lonny J. Rosen, partner with boutique health law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP, is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in health law.

Mr. Rosen’s practice focuses on providing opinions and advice with respect to health-care legislation and policies, and representing clients in a wide range of civil and administrative proceedings. His clients include health-care professionals, administrators of health-care facilities, professional associations and individuals.

He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998, after receiving his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1993.

By Order in Council, Lonny was appointed to the Consent and Capacity Board, an independent body created by the provincial government that conducts hearings regarding consent, capacity and mental health issues.  In this capacity, he presides over hearings of applications by individuals whose involuntary status in hospital or whose capacity to consent to treatment or admission to a care facility is in issue.

Mr. Rosen regularly represents health professionals in complaint and discipline matters, investigations, audits and peer reviews, hospital privileges disputes and in hearings before various health tribunals. He advises clients on a wide variety of health law issues, including with respect to privacy, the delivery of private health care and other aspects of practice management.

He has served as chair of the health law sections of both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations; as program committee chair of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, and member of the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society and as a Member of the Executive of the CBA Health Law Section.

For six years, Mr. Rosen served as a member of the Hospital for Sick Children’s research ethics board. He is currently a member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Advance Care Planning Task Group, through which he helps to promote advance care planning in Canada. He is also an active member of the Society for Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.

Mr. Rosen frequently writes and speaks on health law issues, including as a faculty member for Osgoode Professional Development’s Certificate Programs in Health Law and Mental Health Law and as co-director for the Osgoode Certifcate in Professional Regulation and Discipline in the Ontario Health Sector.

Lonny Rosen In The News
Medical residents: the need to address regulatory difficulties early

It's critically important for medical residents who find themselves in academic or professional difficulty to address the problem early and head-on, says Toronto health ... Read more

Health privacy, capacity key areas for family lawyers

Health privacy, capacity, regulatory issues and reporting obligations are just some of the health law issues that family lawyers will encounter in their practices, Toronto health ... Read more

Review board: oral caution for problematic advertising unreasonable

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In a  case involving a pharmacist , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) recognized important ... Read more

Personal health information breaches: prevention, quick responses key

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Canada has several laws in place to protect individuals’ private information, including personal health data. When a ... Read more

The controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The controlled act The  Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991   (the RHPA) sets out 14 “controlled ... Read more

New obligations on custodians in event of privacy breach

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Since the implementation of the  Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004  (PHIPA) in 2004, Health Information ... Read more

Nurse fails to accept full responsibility for past misconduct

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A nurse applied to the College of Nurses of Ontario (the College) for his revoked registration to be reinstated. Unfortunately, his ... Read more

Doctor advised against acquiescing to improper demands of patient

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board)  reviewed a decision  of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports ... Read more

Communication, conflict concerns for independent health assessors

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A  recent matter  before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) exemplifies the importance of open ... Read more

Rosen to discuss privilege, insights for mid-career lawyers

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen will be speaking at a pair of programs for litigators in June, presented by The Advocates’ Society. On June 2 from noon – 4 ... Read more

‘Belligerent’ patient not an excuse for unprofessional behaviour

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario required a ... Read more

Health professionals should take own notes with challenging patients

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine This matter  before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) provides guidance on when a health ... Read more

Failure to complete remediation program results in discipline

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Health professionals should be mindful that if the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of their College orders ... Read more

CBA Health Summit ‘premier' conference for health lawyers

The Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Sixth Biennial National Health Law Summit  offers lawyers the opportunity to learn from some of the country's key players in the field, ... Read more

Rosen, Dykeman to co-chair health-care privacy, information management program

Toronto health lawyers  Lonny Rosen  and Mary Jane Dykeman will co-chair and share their insights at the ‘2017 Legal Guide to Privacy & Information ... Read more

Rosen, Sunshine to present at MedTalks

Toronto health lawyers  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine , partners with Rosen Sunshine LLP , will share their insights as part of the upcoming MedTalks: Key ... Read more

Health professionals must exercise caution in legal proceedings

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The decision of  JK v. BJH  2016 CanLII 85163 (ON HPARB)  reminds health professionals to be very careful when ... Read more

Rosen among faculty for Osgoode Certificate programs

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen will be among the faculty discussing the topic of consent and capacity at a number of programs presented by Osgoode Professional ... Read more

Professional warned about foreign language use in front of patients

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A recent case provides a warning to health care professionals to be mindful of the inappropriateness of speaking in front of ... Read more

Professionals entitled to learn lessons from past complaints

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine A recent decision,  JRP (MD) v. VG  2016 CanLII 66783 (ON HPARB ), from the Health Professions Appeal and Review ... Read more

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