Privacy and Freedom of Information

​​​Information on maintaining the confidentiality of personal health information under the Personal Health Information Preotection Act (PHIPA), and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The Freedom of Information Toolkit is provided on this website for its foundational guidance and may not be the most current information applicable to each situation. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario website for the most up-to-date information with respect to privacy-related questions. 

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 A Practical Guide for Hospital Records Management Programs (2011)
 FIPPA and MFIPPA Fee Updates - Backgrounder
 Safe Access to Abortion Services Act 2017 - Bill 163 - Backgrounder (October 2017)
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 Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)(2014) – Backgrounder
 Health Information Protection Act (Bill 119) - Unauthorized Access and Privacy Breaches- Backgrounder
 Health Information Protection Act (Bill 119) - Enabling the Creation of the EHR - Backgrounder
 Health Information Protection Act (Bill 119) - QCIPA and PHA Regulation 965 - Backgrounder
 Bill 119, Health Information Protection Act (2016)
 Health Information Protection Act (Bill 119) 2015 - Backgrounder
 Preventing/Reducing Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information (2013) - Publications
 Mandatory Reporting Regulation under PHIPA - Backgrounder
 Annual Breach Reporting - OHA Backgrounder November 2017
 Point in Time and Annual Reporting under PHIPA - A Guide to Definitions (February 2018)
 European Union General Data Protection Regulation - Backgrounder
 Practical Cyber Security Governance A Guide for Hospital Boards