health information trustee

health information trustee

Health information A party designated by the Bennett-Leahy bill that would be allowed access to a person's personal and privileged–private medical information. See Anne Sexton, Bennett-Leahy bill, Confidentiality, Doctor-patient relationship, HIPAA, Medical privacy, Therapist-patient privacy.
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While the statutory review helped to flush out some issues that may require attention, it also demonstrated that many health information trustees are no longer skeptical of the need for legislation.
The office is also producing a regular newsletter entitled "FOIP Folio" for administrative coordinators of those provincial bodies subject to the FOIP Act, municipal administrators and institutional health information trustees. It is also available on the commissioner's website.
* Designates persons or entities with access to identifiable information as "health information trustees" and delineates circumstances under which such information can be released both with and without patient authorization.

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