The Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) regulates the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal health information by custodians.
The IPC is responsible for overseeing how HIPMA is administered to ensure its purposes are achieved. To carry out this responsibility, the IPC has a number of powers including that she may advise custodians, promote best practices, comment on breach reports received, and make any recommendations she determines are appropriate. She also has the power to investigate complaints about any alleged non-compliance of HIPMA by custodians.
This website has information that will help custodians meet their obligations under HIPMA.
Privacy Awareness Week provides opportunity for businesses to strengthen privacy practices
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner co-wrote an op-ed for Yukon newspapers to create greater awareness of privacy laws affecting businesses and other organizationsView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues tool kit to help small custodians with their obligations under HIPMA
Diane McLeod-McKay has developed a new resource to help small custodians navigate the territory’s Health Information Privacy and Management ActView Post
IPC makes presentation on ATIPP Act to Yukon University Senate
The Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), Diane McLeod-McKay, and one of her staff met today with members of the Academic Senate of Yukon University.View Post