The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner stipulate that all systems that contain or are used to share personal health information be in compliance with Provincial Privacy Legislation, specifically Bill 31: The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), which came into effect on November 1, 2004.
Anyone who participates in System Coordinated Access (SCA) initiatives are bound by law and ethics to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.
We only access the personal health information required to provide healthcare for you. We may share your health information with other healthcare providers who also provide healthcare to you.
We may at times obtain personal health information or share personal health information about you through a provincial repository in order to provide timely, informed healthcare to you.
You have the right at any time to withhold or withdraw your consent to disclose personal health information. You will be required to sign the appropriate form which will be forwarded to the Privacy Officer.
To view the System Coordinated Access Privacy and Security Guides, please click here.