If you ever needed a reason to behave, this is as good a one as any. In a new Ontario court decision, a nurse was denied coverage from her former hospital employer’s insurance provider for her legal fees and possible costs associated with her alleged snooping in health records. So now, she walks into court… Read more »
Calling all clinicians, Privacy Officers, IT change management consultants and practice managers. Here’s a new case for you to read and absorb. Bierman v. Haidash 2021 from Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench So, imagine you work in a health care environment and you’ve got to learn a new IT system. Bummer right? You’ve got to… Read more »
This is a summary of the new Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario‘s Decision 109, which deals with snooping. Six months after an employee left her employment at a family health clinic, a patient of the clinic complained she suspected the employee had looked at her patient’s record. That prompted the clinic to do an… Read more »
Just when you thought it was safe … a new class action was recently certified after a health privacy breach at a hospital in Ontario. Here’s what every health Privacy Officer needs to know. Stewart v. Demme and William Osler Health System (2020) “The central question … is whether a privacy violation can be “highly… Read more »
In 2016 we saw changes to health privacy legislation in Ontario. There were significant developments in health privacy litigation and additional certifications of class actions for health privacy breaches. There were at least two physicians in Ontario who had their licenses to practice suspended for snooping in health records and at least two nurses faced… 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