Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Saskatchewan opposition wades into the health privacy debate

Further to a few recent items referred to in this blog (see here and here), the Saskatchewan opposition is asking that amendments to the Health Information Act be discussed by a legislative committee:

Committee should deal with privacy act: Opposition

The opposition Saskatchewan Party wants concerns involving proposed regulations for the Health Information Protection Act discussed by a legislative committee.

Health critic Rod Gantefoer says it's important the committee deal with them first.

Privacy commissioner Gary Dickson says the province's health department needs to be more careful about how it handles patients' health information.

Dickson has released a 20-page report critiquing the province's proposed regulations for the Health Information Protection Act.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner's report is available here.

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