Year: 2018

February 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Don’t do the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing

Those working in health professions understandably need to have high standards.  When they observe a behavior of a colleague that is concerning or there are working conditions that impact patient care or safety, it is necessary to take steps to correct the situation.  This can include raising concerns with a professional body or a union.... read more

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January 26, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Got HIPA Pain? We Can Help!

As you may know, part of our office’s function is to answer questions about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA).  We get questions from trustees on a weekly basis about HIPA, personal health information, access to information and privacy best practices. Our office is planning to start a webinar series to reply to these questions... read more

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January 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

So, Do We Collaborate?

I had someone, whom I respect, say to me that some public bodies feel we don’t collaborate.  This caused me to think about this concern and I thought it important to clarify our role and in turn define expectations. ‘Collaborate’ in the Oxford Dictionary is defined as, “work jointly on an activity or project”. As... read more

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January 2, 2018 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Real Risk of Significant Harm

Once it is confirmed that a privacy breach occurred, the new breach notification provision in FOIP and LA FOIP require the public body to consider if, as a result of the incident, there is a real risk of significant harm that may come to the affected individual. If so, then breach notification is mandatory. The... read more

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