The Ontario government has passed an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act allowing the disclosure of COVID-19 status information by laboratories and medical officers of health to specified people including police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. The government’s press release states that the purpose of the Order is to protect first responders,… Read more »
I just got an email today that read … This is an anonymous email, asked to be sent to you to inform you about the possibility of coming in to contact with a family member/colleague/neighbor who has contracted the COVID19 Virus in your office/area. A test at your nearest hospital will be done free of… Read more »
I am getting questions such as: “how do I talk to my board about the risks as we move to virtual care and staff working from home?” Interim v. Long-term You will definitely want to explain that we are in the early days of responding to the pandemic. Our solutions now are our interim solutions…. Read more »
Join the Shush: a collective of health privacy officers Annual membership 2021
For Privacy Officers within healthcare organizations
This is an annual membership program that takes theory into practice and tackles real life scenarios to build Privacy Officer skills. Full details and registration here.
Team Privacy Training Events March 24, 25, 31 and April 6, 8, 22, 28
For Primary Care clinics, Hospitals, Community Agencies, Public Health Units, Schools, Police departments
Kate trains health professionals from many more health care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. More details...
Primary care webinars: Employment Law Update & Legal Issues for EDs and Board members
Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.
Our April program will address how to run a meeting and in May we discuss the legal pit of doom in having your employees also as your patients. Full details of the 2021 webinar series and registration here.
Part X CYFSA Privacy Designate Course - video course online
For Privacy Designates in the child welfare sector including children's aid societies and indigenous children's well-being centres
We focus on how to implement Part X of the Child Youth and Family Services Act in your organization. Full details and registration here.
Osgoode Health Law Certificate
Kate is presenting at the Osgoode Health Law Certificate on March 11 on Privacy Issues
Kate Dewhirst Health Law
My mission is bringing the law to life. I make legal theory understandable, accessible and fun! I’m available and love to work for all organizations in the healthcare sector across Ontario and beyond.
[MAY 5] Register for my free upcoming Ask Me Anything About Health Privacy webinar at this link...… https://t.co/8nZgePgVZE