Privacy Policy

Protecting the Privacy of your Personal Health Information

We understand that health information about you is personal and must be protected.

For these reasons we will:

Provide the best possible level of confidentiality around the collection, use and disclosure of your personal health information;
 

Collect only necessary information and use that information solely for the care and treatment you are seeking;
 

Disclose only information necessary for the delivery of your care and the management of the health care system. This could include sharing information with your family doctor, a laboratory, another health care provider, your health insurance plan or regional/provincial EMPI Systems (Enterprise Master Patient Index). This could also mean disclosing information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements (e.g. the Mental Health Act), research requests, patient satisfaction surveys, internal ADMH fundraising and teaching or statistical requirements;
 

Ask your permission before disclosing any of your information for purposes not related directly to the above. We will also respect your right to withdraw your consent to use your information for purposes not required for legal or regulatory requirements;
 

Recognize your right of access to your health information when you request it and provide copies for a fee;
 

Recognize your right to review our personal health information with a member of our staff during your hospital stay;
 

Respond to your questions or concerns about the way we handle the privacy of your personal health information

CHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER
613-623-3166 ext. 261