Health People, Healthy North
Who Else Can See Your Personal Health Information

PHIA permits the Northern Health Region to collect and use your personal health information and, in certain circumstances, to share it with others both inside and outside the NHR, without your consent for purposes such as:
  • To provide you with health care;
  • To get payment for your care which could include private insurers;
  • To do health system planning and research; and
  • To report as required by law.
Unless you tell us not to, we can:
  • Share your general health status (i.e. critical, stable) and location (i.e. room number) with your family, friends and others upon request.  If we believe it would be acceptable to you , we may also share information about the care you are currently receiving with your family and friends.
  • Share your name, general health status and location when you are receiving care in one of our facilities with a representative of a religious organization.
  • Share your personal health information with any health care provider who has, is or will be providing you with health care. Members of your health care team are only allowed access to the information they need to provide you with the care you need.  If you tell us not to share your information with specific health care providers, we will not share your information with that provider unless permitted or required by law to do so.

    Please tell a member of your health care team if you do not want your information shared with a family member or friend, or a religious organization or health care provider.

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