Michael Orr has been counsel with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care since 2001, advising the Ministry on health sector information, privacy matters, and matters relating to long-term care and hospitals. He was also the principal lawyer advising the Ministry on the drafting of the Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2004. In 2000–01 Michael was with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He served at Ombudsman Ontario as Counsel and Policy Advisor from 1991 to 2000.
foreword by The Honourable Mr. Justice Horace Krever
Ontario's new Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA), which came into effect on November 1, 2004, prescribes comprehensive rules for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal health information in all types of health care settings, including hospitals, psychiatric facilities, laboratories, ambulance services, and nursing ho …