Up Close with the IPC Commissioner – Understanding Annual Breach Reporting Obligations under PHIPA

In the complex environment around health information privacy, evolving requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) are presenting additional compliance obligations for health information custodians (HICs), including hospitals. These requirements include a new legal obligation for HICs to report all privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC). With this requirement coming into effect on January 1, 2018, the IPC and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) have come together to provide a practical perspective on annual breach reporting. This webcast will feature a fireside chat with the IPC Commissioner, Brian Beamish. Participants of this webcast are invited to submit in advance of the webcast, any questions they have about annual breach reporting, by email to Alice Betancourt at abetancourt@oha.com. Questions will be featured anonymously during the fireside chat. If you are unable to attend the webcast at the specified time above, please register and a link to the video archive will be sent to you following the live event. Review the OHA’s Backgrounder on Annual Reporting of Privacy Breaches for more information.

Learning Objectives

This webcast will allow participants to:
  • Gain key insights into the nature and format of annual breach reporting;
  • Understand specific scenarios that may present complexities for annual reporting (such as the shared electronic systems environment); and
  • Obtain an insider view on how the IPC will be using the data it receives, and communicating about that data more broadly.
Registration Fee: $99