College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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Minimizing the Risk of Abandoned Health Records Through Succession Planning

Toronto | Apr 17, 2019

Abandonment of health records continues to be a problem in Ontario, resulting in serious implications for the privacy of individuals and the security of their health information. Under Ontario’s health privacy law, custodians have a duty to safeguard health information until such records are appropriately transferred to another, legally authorized, custodian.

The office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has developed a new fact sheet, Succession Planning to Help Prevent Abandoned Records and asks that we share this fact sheet with our members and encourage them to take proactive steps to minimize the risk of abandoned records if their practices change.

English fact sheet                French fact sheet

The fact sheets are also available on our website under
MY CDHO / Guidelines / Administrative
or in French MON OHDO / Lignes directrices / Gestion