Individual’s Personal Health Information Wasn’t Improperly Shared

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An individual filed a complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, claiming that personal health information collected during a medical assessment for the purpose of a fitness certificate for work as a firefighter/paramedic was improperly used and disclosed. The Commissioner dismissed his complaint. The individual had consented to the collection of the personal health information for a work-related medical assessment. A doctor and nurse properly used that information to determine whether he should be issued a fitness certificate. And his personal health information wasn’t shared outside “the circle of care,” concluded the Commissioner [Morneau Shepell Ltd. (Re), [2017] CanLII 2262 (NL IPC), Jan. 23, 2017].