Jessie Sheehan


On March 25, 2020, Ontario enacted significant amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). The changes create a more robust enforcement mechanisms and increased regulation of the use of electronic health records. Some amendments took effect immediately upon enactment, while others will come into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor. Notable changes to PHIPA that took effect immediately upon enactment include: a new enforcement regime allowances for the…