All Prince Edward Family Health Team staff, physicians and their office team members are bound by law to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes:
•collecting only the information that may be necessary for your care;
•keeping accurate and up-to-date records;
•safeguarding the medical records containing your personal health information;
•sharing personal health information with other health-care providers and organizations on a "need to know" basis where required for your health care (those in the "circle of care");
•disclosing information to third parties only with your express consent, or when necessary for legal reasons; and
•retaining/destroying records in accordance with the law.
Your request for care from us implies consent for our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to your care. As noted above, other purposes require your express consent.
You have the right to see your records. You may also obtain copies of your records - please see your Health Care Provider's receptionist for their fees for this service. Please speak to your Health Care Provider if you have concerns about the accuracy of your records.
*If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction by your Health Care Provider's office, you may wish to contact the Prince Edward Family Health Team Privacy Officer at 613-476-0400 ext. 208 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario at 416.326.3333 or 800.387.0073
All Prince Edward Family Health Team Privacy Policies can be accessed using the following link: