The Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) regulates the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal health information by custodians.
The IPC is responsible for overseeing how HIPMA is administered to ensure its purposes are achieved. To carry out this responsibility, the IPC has a number of powers including that she may advise custodians, promote best practices, comment on breach reports received, and make any recommendations she determines are appropriate. She also has the power to investigate complaints about any alleged non-compliance of HIPMA by custodians.
This website has information that will help custodians meet their obligations under HIPMA.
News Release: IPC and YHC at odds over the disclosure of health care information
IPC finds the Yukon Hospital Corporation failed to follow the rules set out in HIPMA. She found that the disclosure of the health care records was not authorized under HIPMA.View Post
News Release: Over-collection of personal information by Insured Health
IPC finds Insured Health and Hearing Services over-collected health information for the purpose of physician billingView Post
News Release: Reminder to custodian's about duty to audit
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner reminds custodians about duty to auditView Post