DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Manager, Privacy & Release of Information, the Privacy Specialist will work closely with Release of Information staff, as well as all Clinical Programs, to coordinate the implementation, education, maintenance, and adherence to, the organization’s policies and procedures.
The Privacy Specialist will:
*be responsible for privacy training, access audits, and promoting privacy awareness across the organization;
*will provide expertise, assistance and leadership to ROI Specialists, physicians, staff, volunteers, and students, at all sites, as appropriate, on privacy and Release of Information issues, including *ensuring the compliance with provincial privacy legislation;
*manage consent directives and consent over-ride investigations;
*investigate both internal and external incidents, complaints, and privacy related inquires;
*work cooperatively with the Health Information Management team and other departments in overseeing the patient’s right of access to, and disclosure of, personal health information in compliance with PHIPA;
*liaison with external bodies including the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario;
*review new applications and business processes that require access to personal health information, ensuring compliance with privacy standards, legislation, and industry best practices;
*review data sharing agreements in collaboration with Legal and Information Security/Technologies;
*when appropriate, support the Manager, Privacy & Release of Information in ensuring LH’s compliance with all matters related to Freedom of Information and LH’s responsibilities under applicable legislation.