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Doctors’ names and OHIP billing not ‘personal information’, court rules

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 9:46 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Divisional Court affirming orders from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO) that a physician’s name and dollar amounts billed under OHIP is not “personal information” and is therefore disclosable.

Counsel for the affected third party doctors said they are considering seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In Ontario Medical Association v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) 2018 ONCA 673, the court heard that Theresa Boyle, a reporter from the...