March 23, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill 14 – Personal Information Protection Act, 2018
Introduced by Harinder S. Takhar, MPP (Mississauga – Erindale), Government, the Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on March 22, 2018.
This Bill enacts the Personal Information Protection Act, 2018 (“PIPA”):
- The Act would apply to every “organization”, which is defined as including persons, unincorporated associations, a trade union, a trust or a not-for-profit organization, but does not include individuals, public bodies and Ontario courts.
- The Act also does not apply to Personal Information that is already subject to certain information protection statutes such as:
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
- Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Act; and
- Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.
- “Personal Information” means information about an identifiable person and includes employee personal information, but does not include contact information or work product information.
This Bill sets out general rules for the protection of Personal Information by organizations such as consent, collection, use, disclosure, access to, and correction of Personal Information. The Information and Privacy Commissioner would be responsible for monitoring the Act and ensuring that its purposes are achieved.
Bill 18 – Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee Act, 2018
Introduced by Gil Martow (MPP, Thornhill), Opposition, the Bill was carried on First Reading on March 22, 2018.
This Bill enacts the Career in Medicine Advisory Committee Act, 2018 requiring the MOHLTC to establish an advisory committee to consult with organizations and persons to develop recommendations for ensuring graduates of Ontario medical schools are matched with residency programs, and to develop a Canadian-wide strategy to do so.
No new proposed regulations
Articles of Interest
Indigenous Mental Health
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