By: Lisa Bannerman, RO, RCLP
This article appeared in issue 102 of the Eighth Line Newsletter, and has been edited for easier viewing on the web. Some of the information in this article may be out of date. Refer to our current static website pages for correct information.
In the winter and spring 2017 newsletters, I wrote the first two parts of an article on privacy. This was in response to a question received at the office that involved a patient file and a possible privacy breach. Privacy regulation is an area that is fairly new to most of us, and somewhat intimidating. Opticians don’t want to jeopardize an individual’s right to privacy, and we also need to be able to do our jobs as health care providers. In order to improve my own understanding, I decided to do a little research, and share this information with all members through this series of articles.