Dec 082015
 December 8, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Laws, Non-U.S.

Canadian Underwriter writes:

A bill before the Ontario legislature proposing to require health care providers to report privacy preaches to the province’s information and privacy commissioner got some support last week by politicians from the opposition benches.

“We hope this legislation actually gets through so that we can catch up to the other provinces,” Progressive Conservative Health Critic Jeff Yurek said this past Thursday of Bill 119, the Health Information Protection Act.

If passed into law, the bill would make it mandatory “for health care providers to report certain privacy breaches to the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and to relevant regulatory colleges under certain circumstances,” Liberal Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Nov. 19 when he tabled the legislation for second reading.

Read more about the bill on Canadian Underwriter.

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