Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act applies to people and organizations providing a service funded under the act or under a CYFSA licence. Examples include children’s aid societies, and licensed operators of group homes and foster homes (but not foster parents).
If you work for a provincial or municipal institution serving children and youth, such as a government ministry, municipality or school board, Ontario’s public sector access and privacy laws apply instead of the core rules of Part X. If you are a health care provider, Ontario’s health privacy law applies when you are handling personal health information.
Learn more about who the CYFSA access and privacy rules apply to.
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