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Blood Regulations: Health Canada

02 July 2015

MLTs should be aware that effective September 1st, 2015, adverse recipient reactions are to be submitted to the Canada Vigilance Program of the Marketed Health Products Directorate in accordance with Sections 110-115 of the Blood Regulations. 
The Canada Vigilance Program is Health Canada‚Äôs post-market surveillance program that is responsible for the collection, management and assessment of adverse reaction reports. Click here (PDF) for reporting details.

NEW: FOCUS 2015, Issue 2

19 June 2015

The most recent issue CMLTO's member newsletter FOCUS is online now. Click here (PDF) to read or download.

Improving privacy and accountability

16 June 2015

Ontario is improving privacy and accountability in the health care system with new measures to protect the personal health information of patients. Click here for the official announcement.
The province intends to introduce amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) that, if passed, would strengthen privacy rules, make it easier to prosecute offences and increase fines.
Bill 78, Electronic Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2013 will be reintroduced. The Bill involves a major revision to the PHIPA. In addition, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) is amended. Click here for more information about how it would affect regulatory Colleges as well as their members.

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