Sunday, July 11, 2004

Bill 31 Training - Personal Health Information Protection Act (Ontario)

An Unprecedented Training Opportunity

ClinCoach and National Privacy Services have developed a range of training courses to assist health and health research professionals in adapting to and complying with Ontario's new Bill 31, the Personal Health Information Protection Act (aka PHIPA). This law comes into force on November 1, 2004 and has significant requirements for "health information custodians", including all regulated health professionals (physicians, physiotherapists, etc.), hospitals, nursing homes, and more.

The administrative requirements are similar to those of PIPEDA (hopefully the federal cabinet will deem the entire statute to be "substantially similar" to PIPEDA), and there are limited resources available to get healthcare professionals in compliance by the November 1 deadline. No matter what, it is not business as usual. The consent requirements are more specific for healthcare, but they are not exactly user friendly.

The new law also contains specific requirements for clinical researcher and Paula's years of experience in clinical research and clinical research education will prove to be a tremendous asset to attendees of our course designed for clinical research professionals.

From August to October, we will be offering our PHIPA training courses in Ottawa and Toronto. We will likely be hitting other centres in the rest of Ontario through late October and into the fall.

Training for Bill 31 - Personal Health Information Protection Act (Ontario):

"On November 1, 2004, the Personal Health Information Protection Act comes into force for Ontario's healthcare community. The new regime means it is no longer "business as usual" for regulated health professionals, hospitals and clinics. The rules have also changed for clinical research.

National Privacy Services Inc. (NPSi) and ClinCoach each have proven track records in delivering practical and effective privacy training for the healthcare sector. Together, we have designed a range of Bill-31 training courses specifically tailored for the medical community's varied roles and environments. Unlike other workshops and conferences you may have seen elsewhere, NPSi and ClinCoach provide solid training: in-depth, concise guidance on how to implement Bill 31 in your practice, all of which will be sufficient for continuing education credits. "

For more information, check out our brochure (advance copy available here) and the websites of National Privacy Services and ClinCoach.

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