Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Health Information Protection Act

Purpose

Key Questions: What is the Personal Health Information Protection Act? How can I find more information about this legislation?
 
The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) is Ontario’s health-specific privacy legislation which came into force on November 1, 2004. PHIPA governs the manner in which personal health information may be collected, used and disclosed within the health sector. It regulates health information custodians (custodians), as well as individuals and organizations that receive personal health information from custodians. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides a general overview of the Personal Health Information Protection Act and Regulation 329/04.

 

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Interpretation and Application of PHIPA
  • Practices to Protect Personal Health Information
  • Consent Concerning Personal Health Information
  • Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Health Information
  • Fundraising and Marketing
  • Research
  • Ontario Health Cards and Health Numbers
  • Access to Records of Personal Health Information and Correction
  • Administration and Enforcement

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Publication Date: 
2015
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The Consent Requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act