eNews | January 2019
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Reporting Health Privacy Breaches, Managing Client Records, Case Study Feedback, Capacity Assessor Training
Reporting Privacy Breaches
Health information custodians must report breaches
Submit Your 2018 Health Privacy Breach Report by March 1, 2019
According to new rules under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), health information custodians in Ontario are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's (IPC) office. This includes health care practitioners like occupational therapists. 

By law, health information custodians that have experienced at least one health privacy breach during the 2018 reporting year—from January to December—are required to report breaches through the IPC website.

The deadline for reporting is Friday, March 1, 2019.
You and Your Practice
Share your thoughts on cases and find answers to your questions
Q&A: Health Information Custodians and Managing Client Records
You asked us: If I am a health information custodian, how long should I keep a client's records?

What is the College requirement for disposal of client records after the retention period?

Case Study Feedback
The College has been publishing case studies for the past year and we would like to know what you think. Are the cases helpful to you?

Please take a minute or less to answer four questions: surveymonkey.com/r/365ZRQH

Standards and Guides
Standards for Infection Prevention and Control feedback and updated Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation
Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation
We've updated the Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation. The updated Guide is available in English and French.

Revised Standards for Infection Prevention and Control: Consultation Closed
The consultation on the revised Standards for Infection Prevention and Control closed on January 4, 2019. Current standards remain in effect for now.

Findings from the consultation will be reviewed and any revisions to the Standards will be presented to Council for approval prior to publication. Thank you all for your feedback!
Questions? Comments? Contact our Practice Team at  practice@coto.org  or 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177 x240. 
Training Opportunity
Capacity Assessor Training
The Ministry of the Attorney General’s Capacity Assessment Office will be offering capacity assessor training in the fall of 2019.

A “capacity assessor” is someone who is designated to determine whether an individual is mentally incapable of certain types of decision-making as described in the  Substitute Decisions Act

Council Nominations Reminder
3 Positions Up for Nomination in District 1
Reminder: The College is seeking Council nominations for three positions in District 1 - Central East. (Central East includes Toronto, the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Simcoe and Kawartha Lakes, and the regions of Durham, Peel and York)

Eligible OTs received an email on December 18th with a customized, secure link to access the online nominations process.

OTs interested in running for Council must complete their nomination forms before January 28, 2019. If you have any questions please contact info@coto.org
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