The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 will come into force on November 1, 2004. This was a presentation at a meeting of the Ontario Healthcare Risk Management Network on June 22, 2004 which addresses the impact of Bill 31 and issues of interest to risk managers such as the consent framework, substitute decisions, permitted uses and disclosures, quality assurance activities, dealing with public health authorities, the Public Guardian and Trustee, children aid societies and law enforcement agencies as well amendments to the mental health legislation.

type Ontario’s New Health Privacy Legislation: b) What Risk Managers Need to Know About Bill 31