Get A Better Understanding
As a mental health and addiction service provider, you must stay up-to-date and be familiar with various terms and concepts in order to know what your responsibilities are under the Act.
Know How PHIPA Affects You and/or Your Organization
One of the most important considerations is whether you and/or your organization are a health information custodian, an agent of a custodian or a recipient of PHI. This will depend on your primary function, and whether it is to provide “health care” as defined in PHIPA. You must also understand when PHIPA will not apply to you.
Have a Complete PHIPA Resource
From developing a public written statement that describes the purposes for which you collect, use and disclose personal health information (PHI), to checklists that help you comply with the legislation and templates that streamline your compliance, it’s all in the Privacy Toolkit.