The Health Information Act (HIA) was amended was approved by Orders in Council on September 3, 2013.
The amendment includes:
Naming a non‑regional health authority Family Care Clinic approved by the Minister as a custodian. (HIA s2(1)(g)).
Disclosure of registration information – For the purposes of section 36(c) of the Act, a custodian may disclose individually identifying registration information about an individual without the consent of the individual
(a) to an ambulance attendant or ambulance operator under the Emergency Health Services Act,
(b) to the Minister of Health or Minister of Human Services for the purpose of administering the Aids to Daily Living Program, or
(c) to the Minister responsible for the Seniors Benefit Act and the Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral Act for the purpose of administering those Acts.
Remember to update your policies and procedures! See our Document Management Tip for a sample policy update that you can use to insert into your Health Information Management and Security Manual.