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Services for Seniors Division Statement of Information Practices, Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

Halton Region's Services for Seniors Division provides numerous programs for older adults and seniors:

  • 3 long-term care homes (Post Inn Village, Creek Way Village and Allendale Village) provide living accommodations and care for seniors.
  • 3 adult day programs and 4 assisted living (supportive housing/supports for daily living) programs provide services that assist with mental and social stimulation as well as personal support with daily living activities.

In the course of providing these services, the Services for Seniors Division will often collect personal health information.

  • On November 1, 2004, specific rules relating to 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 Director of Services for Seniors responsibility to ensure that the personal health information practices of his employees, and others acting on his behalf, are in compliance with the PHIPA.
  • Individuals who use or have been in contact with Services for Seniors programs have a right to know how these programs collect, use and disclose their personal health information.

Learn more about the information practices of Halton Region’s Services for Seniors Division (Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)51KB).