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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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December 5, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Closing a Practice

Back in 2011, this office issued an Advisory to address concerns we had at the time regarding abandoned patient records. That resource was titled, Advisory for Saskatchewan Trustees for Record Disposition. This office now again is looking to provide some advice to trustees that are winding up his or her practice as additional cases of... read more

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August 8, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Guidelines for the use of Genetic Information

I must give credit where credit is due. The “body as information” is listed as one of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (OPC) strategic privacy priorities, but as it affects every man, woman and child, is of interest to us all. On this topic, the OPC offers the following: The information generated... read more

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