Dec 30, 2023
New regulations taking effect Jan 1st in Ontario
New regulations taking effect Jan 1st will allow Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner to fine individuals or organizations who inappropriately access or share a patient's personal health information.
Ministry of Health
Ontario is strengthening privacy protection under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) by adding a new section that will allow the Information and Privacy Commissioner to impose monetary penalties on individuals and organizations that contravene Ontario’s health privacy law, such as inappropriately accessing or sharing a patient’s personal health information. These monetary penalties are another tool available to enforce compliance without time-consuming court proceedings.
You can find more information here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1004013/regulations-and-statutes-in-force-as-of-january-1-2024