Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
September 22, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report AH-2017-001 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, Q.C., has released Report AH-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 Access Reports at www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||The Applicant made a request to WorkplaceNL for information related to his claims files. WorkplaceNL advised the Applicant that the information could be made available through its routine file release process and proceeded to process the request under that system. The Applicant filed a complaint with this Office, alleging that WorkplaceNL was in violation of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015) by failing to process the request under that legislation. The Commissioner found that the request was in fact subject to the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). With respect to WorkplaceNL’s routine file release process, the Commissioner found that WorkplaceNL could continue to respond to requests in accordance with that process provided that it continues to grant access in a timely manner and in accordance with PHIA.|
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