Tag: Health

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Collection, Use and Disclosure Complaint Form (PHIPA)
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Forms

Date: Feb 28 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Access/Correction Complaint Form (PHIPA)
Topic: Access | Health | Privacy
Type: Forms

Date: Feb 28 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Code of Procedure for Matters under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

PHIPA Code of Procedure

Date: Feb 28 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 41, Patients First Act, 2016

This submission addresses the privacy implications of the proposed Bill. The goal of our recommendations is to enhance the protection of personal health information of Ontarians.

Date: Nov 23 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: Communicating Personal Health Information by Email

This fact sheet describes the risks of using email and custodians’ obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. It outlines some of the technical, physical and administrative safeguards needed to protect personal health information when communicating by email and the polic...

Date: Sep 15 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119
Topic: Health
Type: Submissions

Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119: The Health Information Protection Act, 2015. Brian Beamish Commissioner March 3, 2016

Date: Mar 03 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Health Information Protection Act

This revised FAQ has a new look and feel and has been rewritten with cleaner, easy to understand, gender-neutral language. Also included are a few additions to the original publication: Questions on assumed implied consent and consent from children under 16. Questions regarding the relationship ...

Date: Nov 02 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Frequently Asked Questions: Health Cards and Health Numbers

Our frequently asked questions on health cards and health numbers clarify who may collect, use or disclose health numbers for health care purposes, as well as the use of health cards as a proof of identity. The guidance covers: Who may require individuals to produce their health cards? ...

Date: Nov 01 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Circle of Care: Sharing Personal Health Information for Health-Care Purposes

This document was thoroughly reviewed and updated in August, 2015, introducing clear and easy to understand gender-neutral language. Updated: August 2015

Date: Aug 16 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Detecting and Deterring Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information

Unauthorized access continues to be a growing problem in the health sector in Ontario. The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA), permits health information custodians (HIC) to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the purposes of providing or assist...

Date: Jan 28 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Dispelling the Myths Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act

There are many myths surrounding how information may be collected, used and disclosed under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Working with our partners in the health care community, we have created this one-page document to dispel some of the more common myths.

Date: Sep 28 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #18 – Secure Transfer of Personal Health Information

In Order HO-011, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) ordered Cancer Care Ontario to discontinue its practice of transferring records of personal health information relating to its colon cancer screening program in paper format, after several courier packages containing the p...

Date: Aug 01 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #17 – Applying PHIPA and FIPPA/MFIPPA to Personal Health Information

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide organizations that are defined as both health information custodians under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and institutions under public sector privacy and access to information legislation, namely the provincial Freedom of Infor...

Date: Apr 19 2011   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #16 – Health-Care Requirement for Strong Encryption

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, in Order HO-004 and Order HO-007, required that health information be safeguarded at all times, specifically by ensuring that any personal health information stored on any mobile devices (e.g., laptops, memory sticks, PDAs) be strongly encry...

Date: Jul 16 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Manual For The Review and Approval Of Prescribed Persons And Prescribed Entities
Topic: Health

The purpose of the Manual For The Review and Approval of Prescribed Persons and Prescribed Entities is to outline the new process that will be followed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, commencing on January 31, 2010, in reviewing the practices and procedures implemented by ...

Date: Apr 21 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Positive-Sum Paradigm in Action in the Health Sector
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

Health information custodians frequently rely on de-identification when using or disclosing health information – a measure that can protect individual privacy, but often at the expense of data quality (zero-sum paradigm). Dr. Khaled El Emam, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of...

Date: Mar 30 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Personal Health Information: A Practical Tool for Physicians Transitioning from Paper-Based Records to Electronic Health Records

The toolkit was prepared by the IPC and Dr. Peter Rossos (UHN) to help physicians minimize  the risk of privacy and security breaches, before, during and after making the transition to electronic records of personal health information.

Date: May 21 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers. RFID technology can help save lives – and preserve privacy.

Date: Jan 23 2008   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Checklist for Health Information Custodians in the Event of a Planned or Unforeseen Change in Practice

This is a checklist of tasks for dealing with records of personal health information in compliance with the requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and adherence to privacy and access best practices, when there is a change in practice, such as death, bankruptcy,...

Date: May 29 2007   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Guidelines on the Treatment of Records of Personal Health Information in the Event of a Change in Practice

This is an outline of procedures for dealing with records of personal health information in compliance with the requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and adherence to privacy and access best practices, when there is a change in practice, such as death, ba...

Date: May 29 2007   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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What to do When Faced With a Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector

The Personal Health Information Protection Act, sets out the rules that persons or organizations defined as “health information custodians” must follow when collecting, using, disclosing, retaining and disposing of personal health information. Revised: March, 2012.

Date: Jun 03 2006   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Request to Correct Personal Health Information (PHIPA)
Topic: Health
Type: Forms

A generic request form for filing a request to correct your personal health information held by a health information custodian. This request form should be submitted directly to the health information custodian.

Date: Oct 03 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Public

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Authorization to Act as an Agent For A Complaint under the Personal Health Information Protection Act
Type: Forms

A form to be signed by a complainant who is represented by someone other than a lawyer.

Date: Jul 11 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Public

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Fact Sheet #08 – Lock-box Fact Sheet
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Jul 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Office (Brochure)

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 th...

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Office (Poster)

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 th...

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Hospital (Brochure)

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 th...

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Hospital (Poster)

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 th...

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Facility (Brochure)

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 th...

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Health Information and Your Privacy in Our Facility (Poster)
Topic: Health | Privacy

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

Date: Jun 16 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #06 – Reporting Requests under PHIPA
Topic: Health
Type: Fact Sheets

Revised October 2012

Date: Apr 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #04 – Fundraising under PHIPA
Topic: Health
Type: Fact Sheets

Revised Sept. 2014.

Date: Apr 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #01 – Safeguarding Personal Health Information
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Jan 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Request to Access Personal Health Information (PHIPA)

A generic request form for filing a request for access to your personal health information held by a health information custodian. This request form should be submitted directly to the health information custodian.

Date: Jan 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Public

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Access and Correction Complaints – Personal Health Information Protection Act

This brochure provides information on complaints about access or correction of personal health information under PHIPA.

Date: Dec 16 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Collection, Use, Disclosure and Other Complaints – Personal Health Information Protection Act

This brochure provides information about collection, use, disclosure and other complaints under PHIPA.

Date: Dec 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Guide to the Personal Health Information Protection Act
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

This guide is a tool to help health information custodians understand their rights and obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA).

Date: Dec 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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The Personal Health Information Protection Act and Your Privacy
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Brochures

[Revised July 2014]

Date: Oct 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government: Bill 159, Personal Health Information Privacy Act, 2000
Topic: Health

A review and commentary on the privacy implications of proposed legislation, Bill 159, the Personal Health Information Privacy Act, 2000

Date: Feb 01 2001   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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