Privacy Laws in Canada

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Privacy Laws in Canada

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Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). PHIPA is Provincial legislation that governs the collection, use and sharing of personal health information. It is based on ten principles that hospitals, doctors, community health care organizations, and other health practicing facilities must follow when collecting, using and sharing personal health information. The Middlesex Hospital Alliance has established a privacy program based on these principles.

The 10 Privacy Principles of PHIPA



Identifying Purposes


Limiting Collection

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention




Individual Access

Challenging Compliance