The Personal Health Information Protection Act - Implementing Best Privacy Practices, 2nd Edition
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Reduce the Risk of Privacy Breaches
All patients have the right to expect their health care providers to keep personal health information confidential. Without this expectation of confidence, patients will not feel comfortable disclosing highly personal and sensitive health information. Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act provides that one must act "reasonably" - yet little instruction exists on what is and what is not reasonable.
The Personal Health Information Protection Act: Implementing Best Privacy Practices, 2nd Edition will help you tackle privacy within your organization. Discover...
- The latest amendments to the Act and the associated Regulations
- Comments on the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's 10 orders
- Practical and reasonable suggestions to ensure compliance
You'll also learn how to improve your organization's policies and practices based on lessons drawn from other organizations that have suffered privacy breaches.
What's New in this Edition?
- How do the legislative changes to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) affect both the privacy of and access to personal information?
- What changes have been made to the law allowing collection of personal health information without consent?
- When can access requests be refused under the law?
- How do the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's recent orders affect security and disposal of personal health information?
Includes full text of the Personal Health Information Protection Act,2004, S.O. 2004, c. 3, Schedule A AND the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, O. Reg. 329/04 (General)
An Easy-to-Use Reference for...
- Medical practitioners who collect, disclose, and access personal health information
- Health care administrators who must ensure that their facilities implement compliant privacy policies and procedures
- Health records managers who are responsible for storing and protecting personal health information
- Privacy officers/contact persons who oversee all activities concerning compliance with the laws, and institutional privacy policies and practices
- Health care lawyers who counsel clients on achieving compliance
- Universities and community colleges offering healthcare professional career courses, including medical, dentistry, and nursing schools
Sample Documents for You to CustomizeConsent form Withdrawal of Consent form Consent to disclose personal health information form Form to request access to personal health record Letter for extension to comply with request Refusal of access letter Request form for correction to personal health record Confidentiality agreement Job description for a privacy contact person
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Privacy Challenge
Chapter 2: A Changing Legal Landscape
Chapter 3: Understanding the Basics
Chapter 4: Consent
Chapter 5: Handling Personal Health Information
Chapter 6: Security
Chapter 7: Disclosing Information to Others
Chapter 8: Implementing Best Practices