O. Reg. 475/16 made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Amending O. Reg. 331/11, which amends O. Reg. 329/04 (General)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004
Summary of Decision:
Summary of Proposal:
This amendment extends the revocation date of section 6.2 of O. Reg. 329/04 under PHIPA to January 1, 2018. Without the amendment, section 6.2 would have otherwise been revoked on January 1, 2017, leaving a gap in the privacy framework under which eHealth Ontario creates and maintains the electronic health record.
The Health Information Protection Act, 2016 (HIPA) received Royal Assent on May 18, 2016. It establishes privacy rules for the shared Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is undertaking the work required to proclaim into force the provisions of HIPA related to the EHR. If proclaimed into force, the new legislative framework will permanently replace section 6.2 of Ontario Regulation 329/04.
Health System Information Management Division
1075 Bay Street, 13th floor
December 31, 2016