Health Privacy Update – May 2017

On May 3rd, the Information and Privacy Commissioner and his team was in Thunder Bay.

He released a new presentation

  • He receives between 300-350 health privacy complaints annually
  • He talked about the new social worker prosecution
  • He reminded the audience about the new Code of Procedures for health privacy cases with his office
  • He also mentioned that in June 2017, there will be a court case to consider whether a list of the Top 100 billing doctors in Ontario will be made public

And then there was a session on health information. It discusses:

  1. Email
  2. Abandoned records
  3. Fees
  4. Bill 119
  5. Unauthorized access prosecutions

Reading updates from the IPC is one of the ways you keep up-to-date on the changing landscape of health privacy!