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The Personal Health Information Amendment Act

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S.M. 2013, c. 22

Bill 4, 3rd Session, 40th Legislature

The Personal Health Information Amendment Act

(Assented to December 5, 2013)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. P33.5 amended

1           The Personal Health Information Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        Subsection 63(1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end of clause (d), adding "or" at the end of clause (e) and adding the following after clause (e):

(f) knowingly falsifies another person's personal health information;

2(2)        Subsection 63(2) is replaced with the following:

Offence by employee, officer or agent

63(2)       Despite subsection 61(2), a person who is an employee, officer or agent of a trustee, information manager or health research organization and who, without the authorization of the trustee, information manager or health research organization, wilfully

(a) discloses personal health information in circumstances where the trustee, information manager or health research organization would not be permitted to disclose the information under this Act; or

(b) uses, gains access to or attempts to gain access to another person's personal heath information;

is guilty of an offence.

Coming into force

3            This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.