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Dykeman to host health privacy webinar in Osgoode elder law series

On Jan. 14, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman will present the first session in a seven-part webinar series on elder law, hosted by Osgoode Professional Development and chaired by Laura Tamblyn Watts.

From noon – 1:15 p.m., Dykeman, partner at Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP will provide a “Critical Update on Privacy Rights in Long-Term Care, Retirement and Community Settings,” which will also include a brief primer on the Personal Health Information Protection Act and proposed new changes to that act now before the legislature.

Other topics on the agenda include a critical case law update, including decisions of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, cases before the courts (including class action lawsuits) and in the media, and new standards addressing unauthorized access and audit functionality.

Dykeman will also discuss risk management scenarios, including: Is the client capable of making information decisions? If incapable, who is the client’s substitute decision-maker? Can you collect personal health information from a third party, or disclose it to them, such as an adult child who visits often? And, who makes information decisions once the client dies?

For more information or to register, visit the Osgoode Professional Development website.

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