Personal Health Information and Protection Act, 2004
Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 PHIPA sets out rules to protect a patient's personal health record across the health system. "Health information custodians" healthcare providers and organizations in the healthcare sector must follow these rules when collecting, using or sharing a patient's personal health information. PHIPA also gives patients the right to see their health records and correct any mistakes. The legislation also has rules for non health information custodians such as insurance companies and employers, that receive personal health information from a health information custodian.
Brochure – Your Health Information : Your Rights
See also : Professional Resources