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This guide is intended to give custodians a basic understanding of HIA, including the areas custodians are most likely to encounter in the course of their practice or employment. It points out the major duties and powers created by the Act and the rules governing how those duties are to be fulfilled and how those powers are to be exercised. Published in August 2010.
On February 27, 2014, the Commissioner wrote to the Minister of Health recommending the inclusion of mandatory breach reporting and notification provisions in the Health Information Act.
This practice note is meant help interpret the word "person" as used within section 34(2)(c) of the Health Information Act. Published in May 2005.
This guide explains the rules set out in HIA regarding the use and disclosure of health information for research purposes.
This practice note recognizes how emailing patients can be used to improve efficiency but mentions the risks to consider when emailing patients and tips to help mitigate those risks. Published in August 2012.
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