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Health Information Act guidelines and practices manual

Description

The Health Information Act and the regulations made under it establish the rules that must be followed for the collection, use, disclosure and protection of health information in the health sector. The manual is designed as a reference tool to help custodians and affiliates apply and administer the Act. It provides supplementary information regarding the Act and its Regulations, and explains roles and responsibilities with respect to the administration of the Act. It is intended to provide guidelines and suggest best practices, not binding rules. The Manual also takes into consideration significant decisions of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. This edition of the Guidelines and Practice Manual incorporates amendments to the Act up to September 1, 2010. NOTE: The Health Information Act was amended December 9, 2020. The majority of the changes that are in force as of December 9, 2020, are updates, corrections, and enhancements to existing provisions.

Updated

April 1, 2021

Tags
Health Information Act health information information sharing information sharing strategy medical records personal information personal privacy
Resources

Title and publication information

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-03-01

Date Added

2017-09-18T21:47:47.622080

Date Modified

2021-04-01

Date Issued

2011-03-01

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778582922

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

NOTE: New regulations regarding mandatory breach reporting will come into force August, 31, 2018. Accompanying guidelines are contained in the document Chapter 14: Duty to Notify.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health. HIA Help Desk

Contact Email

hiahelpdesk@gov.ab.ca