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COVID-19 Health Data Platform

Ministry
Health
URL
www.ontario.ca/health
Address
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto ON M7A 1N3
Room 4320, Whitney Block, 99 Wellesley Street West
Toronto
M7A1N3
Phone
416 327-4300
Fax
416 326-1571
Background
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.26, s. 9 (opens a new window)
Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, 2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 6.1. (opens a new window)
Function

Special Advisor provides advice to the Minister of Health and the President of the Treasury Board, including on the implementation of the proposed health data platform; on the development of a health data stewardship model to ensure sound data and information governance practices, fair access, and appropriate privacy and security safeguards; on new approaches to the research needs of Public Health Ontario, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, public health units, and the health system; on data access practices, principles and policies; on the management of the health data platform; and on any other matters related to the health data platform and the COVID-19 pandemic that the Ministers may specify from time to time.

Membership

The Special Advisor will chair the Joint Ministers' Roundtable, composed of public health, research, privacy, and clinical experts

Term

The Special Advisor's term is effective June 1, 2020. It will end no later than May 31, 2022, and may be revoked or terminated at an earlier date. The Special Advisor may terminate their appointment by providing thirty (30) days prior written notice

Meetings
N/A
Remuneration

The Special Advisor will not receive remuneration or an honorarium. Eligible expenses will reimbursed in accordance with the Management Board of Cabinet's Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive, based on pre-approval by the Ministry of Health.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Special Advisor (Part-Time) JANE PHILPOTT
01-Jun-2020 - 31-May-2022
kingston