What is PHIPA Legislation?
Ontario province in Canada has its own health data privacy rights legislation. This legislation is known as PHIPA legislation. PHIPA stands for the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). PHIPA legislation establishes a set of rules regarding Ontario residents’ personal health information (PHI). PHIPA legislation is discussed in greater detail below.
What is PHIPA Legislation: Data Custodians
PHIPA legislation applies to “custodians.” A custodian is an individual or organization that collects, maintains or uses personal health information for providing or assisting in the provision of health care or treatment; in the planning and management of the health-care system; or in the delivery of a government program or service.
Examples of custodians named in the PHIPA legislation and its regulations include: