I am committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This statement outlines my policies and procedures with respect to collecting and disclosing your personal health information.
Collection of Your Personal Health Information:-
I collect your personal health information only directly from you, except: a) when you have provided consent to obtain such information from others and b) where the law requires or allows me to collect information without your consent (e,g. in an emergency where information is needed to prevent potential harm)
I collect only that information from you that I believe is reasonably necessary to provide you with services. If I collect information from you for any other reasons, it will be done only with your knowledge and consent. If you decide that you do not want to provide information not needed for your service, you are completely free to refuse. There will be no impact to your services.
Disclosure of your Personal Health Information:-
With only a few exceptions, your personal health information will not be disclosed to persons outside this office without your consent. The exceptions include circumstances in disclosure is required by law as well as follow the Personal Health Information Act and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Use of Your Personal Health Information:-
Your personal health information is used to provide you with service. This includes using the information for service planning, service monitoring, and billing purposes. In addition, I may also use some information for program evaluation, quality improvement, and risk/error management.
When consenting to the disclosure of your personal health information, you may restrict me from sharing all or any part of your personal information. However, if, in my opinion, the information is reasonably necessary for another health service provider to provide appropriate service, I am required by law to inform the other provider that you have refused consent to provide some needed information.
Your Right of Access to your Personal Health Record:-
You have the right to access any record of your personal health information, and to request copies of this information.
If you believe that information in your record is not accurate, you may make a written request to correct your record.
Speak to me directly to answer any questions you might have regarding this Privacy Statement.