Elyse Sunshine focuses her impressive practice on advising individuals and entities in the healthcare market in matters relating to professional conduct, regulatory audits and care provider inspections.
Elyse Sunshine was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999 and has practised in the area of professional regulation for her entire career. Elyse serves as independent legal counsel to numerous regulatory bodies. She assists health associations and organisations, and health care professionals, by providing advice and opinions with respect to regulatory, administrative and civil matters. Elyse has experience before all statutory committees of the regulatory colleges. Elyse has also represented clients before the various levels of court and many tribunals.
Elyse serves as the complaints review officer of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA). In this capacity she reviews complaint decisions made by the registrar of the RHRA and determines whether the registrar’s handling of a complaint was reasonable, upon request from a complainant.
In addition to her advocacy practice, Elyse regularly provides opinions and general advice to individuals and organisations, such as associations of healthcare professionals. She has served as general counsel for non-regulated health professions and in this regard, has assisted organisations in developing rules of practice and procedure for their various committees and with governance.
Elyse is very active in the health community and is a founding board member of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and a volunteer with Just Paws Animal Rescue. Elyse is also a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. She frequently presents to health sector groups on issues relating to health law and professional regulation. Elyse has been named in Best Lawyers in Canada for health care law every year since 2015.