Lonny J. Rosen, a partner with boutique Toronto health law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP, is certified by the Law Society of Ontario 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 earning 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, Mr. Rosen 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.