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April 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on Documenting Decisions in a Pandemic

During this Pandemic, public officials, elected and appointed, have made and will make many decisions in an attempt to flatten the curve to help prevent our health care system from being overwhelmed and to save lives. As we all can see, things are moving very quickly so decisions have to be made very quickly. Citizens... read more

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April 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Apps that Offer Health Care Consultations

Since the government has said stay home and self-isolate or quarantine and the temporary closure of offices, including those of some health professionals, has been mandated the question of how might I consult a health professional has arisen. The need for health professionals to be in contact with their patients continues during the pandemic and... read more

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April 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Updated Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on COVID-19

Privacy in the Context of COVID-19 Privacy laws are not a barrier to appropriate information sharing in an epidemic. It is important that public bodies, health trustees and private sector organizations know how personal information or personal health information may be shared during an epidemic. How Information May be Shared under Saskatchewan’s Privacy Laws Saskatchewan... read more

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April 3, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on Access to Information During a Pandemic

The question has been raised: What about access requests during a pandemic? In Saskatchewan, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) are still in force. Citizens of Saskatchewan still have the right... read more

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