Elyse Sunshine, partner with Toronto's boutique health law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP, practises health law, professional liability and general civil litigation, with her main focus on advocacy on behalf of health-care professionals.
Ms. Sunshine, who received her LLB, Law from Western University, represents professionals in matters involving various administrative boards and tribunals, including committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.
She also represents individual health-care providers in matters before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board.
Ms. Sunshine provides opinions and general advice to individuals and organizations and has been active in assisting professional organizations in creating their own regulatory structure and in seeking regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act.
She assists clients in obtaining licensure for their independent health facilities and in preparing for inspections and audits, including peer reviews and other assessments. She is a frequent presenter to health professional groups on issues relating to health law and professional regulation.
Very active in the health community, Ms. Sunshine serves as a member of the Research Ethics Board at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab and is a founding board member of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund. She is also a member of the Medico-Legal Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocate’s Society.
Ms. Sunshine frequently presents to health professional groups on issues relating to health law and professional regulation.