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Privacy Information Act

Patient Confidentiality


Approved under O/C 1032/95 with amendments to January 1, 2012 Page 30 _________________________


1. A Registrant shall:

(a) Maintain the confidentiality of a patient’s Health Care Record, and disclose relevant Personal Information only:
      (i) if the patient concerned has consented, in writing, to the disclosure, or
      (ii) for the purposes outlined in section 1(c), or
      (iii) to a lawyer acting for the Registrant, for use in civil or crimina proceedings involving the Registrant, or
      (iv) to an auditor, the College or any other person or body authorized by law, for audit purposes, or
      (v) where the Registrant believes on reasonable grounds that there is a risk of immediate significant harm to the health or safety of any person and that the use of disclosure of the Personal Information will reduce that risk, or
      (vi) so that the next of kin or a friend of an injured, ill or deceased individual may be contacted, or
      (vii) in accordance with the provisions of section 3(d) below, or
      (viii) as otherwise required by law, or for the purpose of complying with a subpoena, warrant or order issued or made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information.

(b) Ensure that all office and support personnel who have access to a patient's Health Care Record permanently undertake to maintain the confidentiality of a patient’s Health Care Record.

(c) Use Personal Information only:
      (i) for the purpose of providing health care services to the patient or for related purposes for use or disclosure consistent with a purpose specified in section 1(a) above, or
      (ii) if the patient has consented to the use, or
      (iii) for a purpose for which that Personal Information may be disclosed to the Registrant by another Registrant under section 1(a).

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