Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 25, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report PH-2017-001 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report PH-2017-001 under authority of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). A summary of the Report is included below.
To view the Report in its entirety, go to PHIA Privacy Reports at: www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) received a Privacy Complaint under the Personal Health Information Act from an individual who complained that personal health information collected during a medical assessment for the purpose of a fitness certificate was improperly used and disclosed. The Complainant also alleged that there had been a failure to adequately protect his personal health information. The Commissioner determined that the occupational health services provider that collected the personal health information was a custodian under the provisions of the Personal Health Information Act. The Commissioner found that there had not been an improper use or disclosure of the Complainant’s personal health information. Furthermore, there had not been a failure by the custodian to adequately protect the personal health information of the Complainant.|
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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
2017 01 25 9:45 a.m.