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  • Responsible for compliance? Put yourself in the way of beauty

    Listening to the Podcast, “We Can Do Hard Things” with Glennon Doyle, in Episode 118 Cheryl Strayed (author of “Wild” and other best-selling books) said that the best advice she ever received was from her mother who told her that as often as possible she should “put herself in the way of beauty“. By … Read more »

  • 6 year anniversary – reviewing my Vivid Vision

    This week is our 6th anniversary as Kate Dewhirst Health Law. 6 years! When I started this business, I had a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Those were intense times of parenting. I had 17 years’ experience as a lawyer. I had been an employee in a law firm and a hospital.  I had run my own solo practic … Read more »

  • IPC Statistical Report 2021

    Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has released its annual Statistical Report for 2021. Below is a summary of the high-level take-aways: Access Requests: There were 137,481 requests for access to personal health information in 2021, a 2.5% decrease from 2020 when 140,950 requests were re … Read more »

  • IPC Annual Report 2021

    Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (Patricia Kosseim) has released her 2021 annual report. The report reflects on the shift towards an increasingly digital society over the course of the past year and describes the IPC’s role in protecting people’s privacy while supporting innovation in … Read more »

  • Correction Requests: Applying the “Professional Opinion/Observation” Exception

    IPC Decision 178 is a correction request submitted by a wife on behalf of her husband. The husband was a client of a LHIN and had undergone a home case assessment, following which, a determination was made that he was not eligible for increased hours of personal support services. The wife sought cha … Read more »