INTERNAL ACCESS TO PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION AT MHC
Manitoulin Health Centre uses an inter–professional team approach to care, for patients while they are in the hospital. Along with your physician, nursing staff and clerical support, this team may include: a dietician, physiotherapist, physiotherapy aide, pharmacy technician, lab technologist, radiology technicians, members of the management team and other staff and affiliates, as required. The inter-professional team approach aligns with our Mission, Vision and Strategic direction to enable us to provide, support and review your care, to ensure we are delivering the right care, by the right provider at the right time, with a focus on quality, safety and effectiveness.
PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT (PHIPA)
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT (FIPPA)
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STATEMENT OF PRIVACY GUIDELINES FOR MANITOULIN HEALTH CENTRE
Clear Accountability for Personal Information
Manitoulin Health Centre has designated a Privacy Officer to coordinate our privacy activities. This individual is available to meet with you and discuss any questions or concerns that you may have concerning your health information.
Clear Communication about the Purposes for the Collection, Use and Sharing of Personal Health Information
Manitoulin Health Centre will identify and communicate the purposes for the collection of your personal health information.
Consent will be Obtained
Manitoulin Health Centre will obtain appropriate consent before collecting, using and sharing your personal health information. Consent may be in one of two forms, either implied consent or explicit consent.
Information Collection will be Limited
Manitoulin Health Centre will limit the collection of personal health information to what is needed for the purposes that have been communicated to you, based on a need to know principle.
Information Use and Disclosure will be Limited
Manitoulin Health Centre will not use or disclose your personal health information for purposes beyond what you have agreed to, unless permitted or required by law.
Information Accuracy will be a Priority
Manitoulin Health Centre will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal health information is as accurate, complete and current as is necessary for the purposes for which it is intended.
Information will be Safeguarded
Manitoulin Health Centre will protect your personal health information with appropriate security safeguard mechanisms. All of our personnel will work diligently to make this happen.
Openness of our Privacy Program
Upon request, Manitoulin Health Centre will provide you with specific information about our policies and practices that relate to the management of personal health information.
Access to your Information
Manitoulin Health Centre will respond to your requests concerning the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. When allowed under law, you will be given access to that information at a reasonable cost and within a reasonable timeframe. You may challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information in our records and may request appropriate corrections.
Responding to Questions or Concerns
Manitoulin Health Centre will respond to any questions or concerns that you may have about our privacy policies or practices. Please contact our Privacy Officer at: 1-705-368-2322 ext 516 and ask for the Privacy Officer.