Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

RNAO comments on amendments to PHIPA General Regulation and development of HIPA regulations

RNAO appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Health System Information Management Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the proposed amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and policy directions for regulations under Health Information Protection Act, 2016 (HIPA).

We support initiatives to improve access to key health information at the point of care so health professionals can provide more coordinated, person-centred care. However, we urge you to address the following concerns as you move forward with drafting regulations.

  • Opting out of the electronic health record
  • Non-maskable elements
  • Consent directive granularity levels
  • Consent directives and consent directive overrides
  • Security of personal health information
  • Education for patients, the public, and health-care providers
  • Patient control over their own health records
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