Rosen, Dykeman to co-chair health-care privacy, information management program

Toronto health lawyers Lonny Rosen and Mary Jane Dykeman will co-chair and share their insights at the ‘2017 Legal Guide to Privacy & Information Management in Healthcare’ program on April 10, presented by Osgoode Professional Development.

Rosen, partner with Rosen Sunshine LLP and Dykeman, partner with DDO Health Law, will kick off the program at 9 a.m. by presenting a complex fact scenario that will prepare attendees for the day’s sessions and will be woven throughout the presentations.

The case study is designed to get participants thinking about key issues discussed throughout the program, including: what risks do health-care providers face regarding privacy, what preventative steps should all providers be taking, what steps should be taken upon notification of a breach, when can personal health information (PHI) be shared to prevent a risk of harm, what information should be shared in these circumstances, when can PHI be used or disclosed in a proceeding, and what rules apply?

In addition to co-chairing the program, Dykeman will present a session from 11 a.m. – noon, on ‘Understanding the Role of a Heath Information Network Provider’ where she will explain what a health information network provider (HINP) is, what to ask for if you are a HINP, what to ask for if you are a health information custodian working with a HINP, and provide a brief primer on privacy impact assessments and threat risk assessments (required of HINPs).

Rosen will present a session from 1- 1:45 p.m. entitled ‘Disclosing Personal Health Information in Proceedings: If, How and When?’

During his presentation, Rosen will provide a review of Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) provisions that permit disclosure of PHI in proceedings — when and under what circumstances, the obligations and limitations of the parties in various proceedings to disclose PHI including in civil litigation and family law matters and WSIB complaints, the interplay of the Mental Health Act and PHIPA with respect to proceedings involving a patient in a psychiatric facility and an analysis of issues counsel may face in disclosing PHI.

Rosen will also review recent case law where PHI records were sought in the context of professional regulation, medical malpractice, tort law, labour law and class action cases, and will review the lessons that can be taken from the outcomes of these decisions.

The program will run from 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre, located at 1 Dundas St. W., 26th floor in Toronto and via live webcast.

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