The Physicians and Staff at our Clinics are bound by Law and Ethics to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal health information.
We collect, use and disclose your personal health informations to:
- Treat and care for you;
- Get payments for your treatment and care (from OHIP, WSIB, your private insurer or others);
- Plan, administer and manage our internal operations;
- Conduct risk management and quality improvement activities;
- Conduct research;
- Compile statistics;
- Comply with legal and regulatory requirements and fulfill other purposes permitted or required by the Law.
Your request for care implies consent for our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to your care as noted above. All other purposes would require your express consent.
We may share your health information with other healthcare providers to continue to care for you. This includes healthcare providers at other organizations who can view your information through, verbal communication, fax, and email or shared electronic systems/databases to continue to care for you.
You have the right, at any time, to withhold or withdraw your consent to disclose personal health information. You will be required to sign the appropriate form which will be forwarded to the privacy officer.
You have the right to access your personal health records and ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete personal health records. You will be required to sign the appropriate form which will be forwarded to the privacy officer and added to to your health records.
Our commitment to privacy: all of our clinics are committed to respecting the privacy of patients and recognizes a need for the management and protection of any personal health information under Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 S.O. 2004, CHAPTER 3 SCHEDULE. A.
The information and privacy Commisioner of Ontario is responsible for making sure that privacy law is followed. For more information about your privacy rights, you may contact information and privacy Commisioner of Ontario, 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1A8, and Toll Free: