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Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 is an Ontario law that governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information within the health sector. The object is to keep personal health information confidential and secure, while allowing for the effective delivery of health care. Under this legislation, persons and organizations that provide health care are collectively known as health information “custodians.

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario - PHIPA Fact Sheets