Must consent be in writing?

Under the Education Act, where consent is required to use or disclose records in the OSR, the consent must be in writing.50

Under MFIPPA, consent to use or disclose information not part of the OSR does not need to be in writing. As a best practice, school boards should seek written consent or document oral consent so that there is a written record of it.


50 Education Act, ss. 266(2) and 266(10)

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