Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 29, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report AH-2018-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, Q.C., has released Report AH-2018-001 under authority of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

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Report: AH-2018-001
Report Date: May 17, 2018
Public Body: Eastern Health Regional Health Authority
Summary: An Applicant requested from Eastern Health notes and other information in relation to his parent. The records were generated by a named Eastern Health employee. Eastern Health released the requested notes with the names and identifying information of third party individuals severed. The Applicant objected on the grounds that as the substitute decision maker he believed he was entitled to the entire record. The Commissioner found that Eastern Health is obliged to protect the privacy of third party individuals under the Personal Health Information Act and the Adult Protection Act.

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2018 05 29                                                   12:40 p.m.