Monday, November 15, 2004

Cavoukian on the Personal Health Information Protection Act

Dr. Anne Cavoukian, the well-respected Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has written an article for CIO Government Review magazine on the new Personal Health Information Protection Act. It's well worth the read ....

PHIPA power: "

CIO Government Review (09 Nov 2004)

Placing appropriate controls on health data users, while conferring rights on data subjects - that, in a nutshell, is what the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) accomplishes.

The Ontario government-enacted law that came into force on November 1 applies to all individuals and organizations involved in health care services delivery. These include physicians and other healthcare practitioners - referred to in the Act as "health information custodians" - as well as any agent, who is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal health information on behalf of that custodian.... "

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