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Health Department Statement of Information Practices, Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

In the course of providing various health services to the public, staff in the Health Department will often collect personal health information about clients.

  • On November 1, 2004, specific rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information began applying to the health sector through provincial privacy legislation titled the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
  • It is the responsibility of the Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) to ensure that the personal health information practices of the Health Department are in compliance with PHIPA.
  • Individuals who use or have been in contact with the Health Department’s services have a right to know about the MOH’s information practices.

Learn more about the information practices of the Halton Region Health Department (Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)49KB).