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December 28, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Deemed Consent in HIPA – What is it?

We have received a lot of positive feedback on our IPC Guide to HIPA resource. Thanks for your input! At the same time, some people have expressed concern over our definition of deemed consent. We have since updated the Guide and our definition of deemed consent. We also thought it would be a good opportunity... read more

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December 16, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Insurance Brokers Snooping

One thing my office does is investigate breaches of the disclosure of personal information or personal health information.  Once upon a time that would have involved accessing paper files appropriately, determining why medical files were found in a dumpster, why paper files were stolen while in a brief case in someone’s car.  Those things can... read more

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October 13, 2016 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Breaching Privacy Breaches

“But that is not a privacy breach.” Occasionally as an Early Resolution Officer I am met with this response when delivering the news that our office will be opening a privacy breach investigation file. This got me to thinking about the perception of privacy breaches. When we hear “privacy breach” we often associate it with... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her 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 the trustee. All... read more

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