Personal Health Information And Privacy
Ontario has a law that protects your personal health information. You have the right to know how we may use and give out your personal health information and how you may get access to it.
Who can use and see your personal health information?
Your personal health information must be kept private and secure. At my office client files are kept in a locked filing cabinet, which I only have access. You or a person who can legally make decisions for you about your personal health information can use and see it. Your personal health information is used and shared among the people who provide you with health care. Health care providers who do not provide or assist you with health care are generally not allowed to see your information.
Your Rights and Choices
You or a person that has the right to make decisions about your personal health information have the right to the following:
*To see and get a copy of your personal health information (A small fee may be charged)
*To ask to have corrections made to inaccurate or incorrect personal health information
*To ask to have your personal health information not be given out to other health care providers--this request will be honoured unless required or permitted by law to do so
*To be notified if your personal health information has been stolen, lost or improperly accessed.
--There are certain excemptions to these rights, please contact us for more information
When Your Consent Is Not Required
The office is allowed or may be required to use and/or give out some of your personal health information without your consent in the following circumstances:
*When certain types of abuse is suspected
*To reduce a significant risk of serious bodily harm to a person or the public
*For the purpose of a legal proceeding or complying with a court order, or other legal requirement
*For administration or enforcement of laws about the practices of health care providers, such as when the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), my regulatory college conducts a peer assessment with me.
*To assess a person's ability to make health care and other important decisions
*To assist health researchers for research, as long as strict privacy requirements are met
*To report certain information, such as a health condition that makes you unfit to drive or to report certain diseases to public health authorities
*To transfer or sell the prfessional pracitce to another person and to allow that person to assess the practice, so long as he or she signs an agreement to keep the information confidential and secure
Jeri Denomy, RMT
784 16th St.E.
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1Y9
I will respond to your complaint or concern in a timely manner. If after discussing your concern/complaint I am still not able to resolve the issue you have the right to make a formal complaint to the Privact Commissioner of Ontario.You must make your complaint within 1 year of the matter you are complaining about and must be done so in writing.
For more information about your privacy rights or to make a formal complaint please contact the following:
Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
2 Bloor St.E. Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Phone: 416-326-3333 or 1-800-387-0073
DISCLAIMER: This website provides general information only and is not legal advice as to all rights and obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act.