Health Privacy Update – September 2017 – 2 new IPC guidance documents for health care organizations

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario just released a new practice guideline last week to assist health care organizations to better understand their upcoming new obligations to report privacy breaches to the IPC.

Here is the document: health-privacy-breach-notification-guidelines

Those new obligations come into effect on October 1st.

A few weeks ago, the IPC released another practice direction related to  Frivolous and Vexatious Requests.  The document relates to freedom of information requests – but is helpful to know for PHIPA requests too.

There are no new IPC decisions this week.  But here is an updated summary of all 49 IPC PHIPA Decisions


Also – reminder for Privacy Officers in primary care practices – join me for Privacy Officer training starting October 24.  Early bird pricing available before September 22nd.

I’ve received interest in Privacy Officer training for long-term care homes and hospitals – so stay tuned for an offering this Fall for you!