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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 8, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy versus Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are two concepts often mistaken to be the same thing. In terms of information, privacy is the right of an individual to have some control over how his or her personal information (or personal health information) is collected, used, and/or disclosed. In Saskatchewan, individuals’ privacy is maintained through FOIP, LA FOIP and... 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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October 2, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Crossing the U.S. Border

I read a tweet last week saying US border guards have a right to inspect your mobile device and to ask you for your password (other articles have suggested this). The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has spoken about this issue.  The same day, a fellow commissioner asked whether any commissioners in Canada had issued an article,... read more

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