Ombudsman releases fact sheet, "10 Changes to FIPPA" – Jan 4, 2011
With the proclamation of amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) on January 1, 2011, Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released a fact sheet highlighting some of the changes, "10 Changes to FIPPA".
Ombudsman releases fact sheet, "10 Points to Know about eChart Manitoba" – Dec 6, 2010
With the first phase of eChart Manitoba going live this week, Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released a fact sheet highlighting personal privacy protections in this newest part of the province's electronic health record (EHR) system.
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Right to Know Week 2010 – Sep 27, 2010
For the fifth year, the Manitoba Ombudsman's office has joined with other information and privacy commissioner offices from across the country to celebrate Right to Know Day on September 28 and Right to Know Week from September 27 to October 1, 2010.
Canada's Access and Privacy Commissioners call for open government – Sep 1, 2010
Governments at all levels in Canada should embrace open government principles to enhance transparency and accountability. In a joint resolution issued today, federal and all provincial and territorial Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners are endorsing and promoting these principles while calling on their respective governments to demonstrate their commitment to a culture of openness.
Ombudsman issues a new fact sheet, "10 points about Controlling and Seeing your Personal Health Information" – Jun 16, 2010
With the proclamation of amendments to The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) on May 1, 2010, Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released a fact sheet highlighting basic information that Manitobans should know about controlling and seeing their personal health information.
FIPPA investigation report on withheld records about legal services in the upcoming inquest into the death of Brian Sinclair – Jun 9, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton today publicly issued her investigation report under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) about the refusal by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to release records regarding its fees for legal counsel in the upcoming inquest into the death of Brian Sinclair.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases her Report on Manitoba's Employment and Income Assistance Program – May 26, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton released a report on the Employment and Income Assistance Program of Family Services and Consumer Affairs. The report contains 68 recommendations for administrative improvement.
2009 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA, PHIA and The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. – May 10, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton released her Annual Report for the calendar year 2009. The report highlights the variety of work undertaken by the office, and includes summaries of several investigations and reviews conducted by both the Access and Privacy Division and the Ombudsman Division.
New brochure: "Health Information Access and Privacy: A Guide to The Personal Health Information Act". – May 3, 2010
In conjunction with the May 1, 2010 proclamation of significant amendments to The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Manitoba Ombudsman together with Manitoba Health has produced a brochure, "Health Information Access and Privacy: A Guide to The Personal Health Information Act".
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates 40th anniversary – Apr 13, 2010
For forty years, the Manitoba Ombudsman has worked with provincial and municipal governments and Manitobans to promote fairness, equity and accountability.