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Health Insurance Act
Loi sur l'assurance-santé


Physicians' Personal Information

Consolidation Period: From April 1, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 59/20.

Legislative History: 59/20.

This Regulation is made in English only.


1. In this Regulation,

“eHealth service” means a service to promote the delivery of health care services in Ontario that uses electronic systems and processes, information technology and communication technology to facilitate electronic availability and exchange of information related to health matters, including personal information and personal health information, by and among patients, health care providers and other permitted users;

“personal information” has the same meaning as in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

“provider registry” is an eHealth service provided by Ontario Health that enables the accurate identification of physicians providing physician services in Ontario.  O. Reg. 54/11, s. 1; O. Reg. 59/20, s. 1.

Disclosure of personal information

2. (1) The Minister or the General Manager shall disclose to Ontario Health personal information about a physician if, in the opinion of the Minister or the General Manager, the disclosure is necessary in order for Ontario Health to develop and maintain a provider registry.  O. Reg. 54/11, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 59/20, s. 2.

(2) Despite subsection (1), the Minister or the General Manager shall not disclose to Ontario Health any information relating to financial transactions in which a physician is involved.  O. Reg. 54/11, s. 2 (2); O. Reg. 59/20, s. 2.

3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).  O. Reg. 54/11, s. 3.