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Personal Health Information Act

Health record snooping nets hefty fine

In a recent case out of Goderich, Ontario a $20,000 fine, the highest of its kind in Canada, was handed out for a health privacy violation.

 

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Recent breaches spur renewed focus on strengthening Ontario’s health privacy laws

According to a recent news report, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is looking into re-introducing the Electronic Personal Health Information Act and strengthening Ontario’s Personal Health Information Act following recent health-related privacy breaches.

 

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