Topic: Health | Privacy

Short Notices to the Public under the Personal Health Information Protection Act

June 16, 2005

As the oversight body for the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), the IPC has developed a number of tools to help health information custodians carry out their responsibilities under the PHIPA.

One of the tools health information custodians have repeatedly asked for are short, easy-to-understand notices to the public about the PHIPA.

In conjunction with the Ontario Bar Association (Privacy and Health Law sections), the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Dental Association, the IPC has developed short notices to inform the public about the information practices of health care custodians. These short notices can be used by health care providers (In Our Office), hospitals (In Our Hospital), and long term-care facilities (In Our Facility).


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