Archive (Tag: PHI)

March 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Balancing Public Interest and Privacy in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more real in our province, the expectation of citizens and in fact, their need for public information grow. The public needs information in order to make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their families. In addition, as the pandemic grows there are more patients and their right to... read more

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February 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Circle of Care

When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition... read more

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October 11, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

MySaskHealthRecord

On October 8, 2019, the government and eHealth launched MySaskHealthRecord. The news release stated, “New Website Allows Saskatchewan Residents to Access Their Personal Health Information Anywhere, Anytime”. This is an exciting first step in allowing citizens to access their own personal health information. It allows them to get lab results, imaging reports, and details of... read more

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May 1, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Opinions and Views about Opinions and Views

When it comes to figuring out whether opinions and views qualify as personal information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), it can get confusing!! Subsections 24(1)(f) of FOIP/23(1)(f) of LA FOIP indicate that “the personal opinions... read more

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