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January 17, 2017 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

So You’re Ready to Practice Medicine: What Residents Should Know About HIPA

Congratulations on making it this far in your medical careers. It is no easy feat. Unfortunately, if your training this far has not included information about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), you may have a bit more to learn.  While it is impossible to put everything you’ll need to know about HIPA in this... read more

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December 28, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Deemed Consent in HIPA – What is it?

We have received a lot of positive feedback on our IPC Guide to HIPA resource. Thanks for your input! At the same time, some people have expressed concern over our definition of deemed consent. We have since updated the Guide and our definition of deemed consent. We also thought it would be a good opportunity... read more

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December 16, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Insurance Brokers Snooping

One thing my office does is investigate breaches of the disclosure of personal information or personal health information.  Once upon a time that would have involved accessing paper files appropriately, determining why medical files were found in a dumpster, why paper files were stolen while in a brief case in someone’s car.  Those things can... read more

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December 1, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Open Government in Urban Communities

As a city, town, village or municipality, there is a distinct responsibility laid out in various laws to be transparent, open and accountable.  Cities, towns, villages and municipalities are local authorities for purposes of LA FOIP.  Some local authorities are working to meet those duties through open government initiatives. What is Open Government? Open government... read more

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