Speaker tables the 1998 Annual Report of the Ombudsman – Dec 9, 1999
The 1998 Annual Report of the Manitoba Ombudsman was tabled in the Legislature today. The report highlighted the significant changes that took place in the Office in 1998 as a result of the introduction of new access and privacy legislation, the opening of a regional office in Brandon, and the continuing increase in workload that has brought a 30% increase in formal complaints to the Office since 1996.
Manitoba Natural Resources follows Ombudsman's office recommendations – Jul 16, 1999
The Manitoba Ombudsman's Office has completed an investigation into the destruction of audio tape recordings of presentations made during public meetings held by the 1997 Manitoba Water Commission, a commission of Manitoba Natural Resources. Barry Tuckett, the Manitoba Ombudsman, found that this was an unauthorized destruction of records that contravened The Legislative Library Act. This Act sets out a procedure for authorizing the retention and destruction of records of government departments and agencies.
Manitoba X-Ray Clinic undertakes security audit following Ombudsman's office recommendations – Apr 21, 1999
The Manitoba Ombudsman's Office has completed an investigation into reports that patient health files were left in a dumpster behind one of the premises of the Manitoba X-Ray Clinic for disposal. Barry Tuckett, the Manitoba Ombudsman found that the Clinic failed to comply with section 17(3) of The Personal Health Information Act which requires a personal health information trustee "…ensure that personal health information is destroyed in a manner that protects the privacy of the individual the information is about."