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HICs Must Report Privacy Breaches

Posted: January 8, 2019

Posted 8 January, 2019

According to new rules under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, dietetians who are health information custodians in Ontario are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC).

The IPC  online statistics submission website is now open for health information custodians across Ontario to submit their statistics for the 2018 reporting year. Health information custodians that have experienced at least one health privacy breach during the 2018 reporting year—from January to December—are required by law to complete the online questionnaire. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 1, 2019.

See the following resources from the Information and Privacy Commissioner's office for more details.

Letter to HICs re Breach Statics Reporting
How to Submit Annual Health Information Breach Statistics