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Tag: HIPA

August 1, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Updated HIPA Regulations and Proclaiming Certain Subsections of HIPA

Effective August 1, 2023, certain subsections of the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) subsection 17(1), 18(2) and 18(4), have been proclaimed. Also, effective August 1 a new version of the HIPA regulations is in effect and should be available by the end of the week here. Below is a Q & A sheet issued by... read more

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March 14, 2023 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for their personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of a trustee which includes all... read more

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July 20, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Unauthorized Access

This blog is focused on the unauthorized access to electronic health records for purposes such as curiosity, concern, personal gain, spite, or boredom, and the harm that results from such unauthorized access. I note that the majority of trustee employees or individuals in service of a trustee (including physicians) access electronic health records for purposes... read more

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