The purpose of the Manual For The Review and Approval of Prescribed Persons and Prescribed Entities is to outline the new process that will be followed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, commencing on January 31, 2010, in reviewing the practices and procedures implemented by prescribed persons and prescribed entities to protect the privacy of individuals whose personal health information they receive and to maintain the confidentiality of that information. The purpose of the Manual is also to set out the obligations imposed on prescribed persons and prescribed entities arising from the new review process.