Like most professionals, we have always appreciated the trust that our clients place in us.
One part of that trust is that we will treat our clients’ personal information and records with respect, and only release that information to a third party when the client asks, or when the client’s care and good common sense dictate.
Recent government legislation makes this issue more complex. We are now governed by the provincial Health Information Act (HIA), on top of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which spell out our requirements. Most of these requirements are things that we have always done. You can trust that we will always care about your privacy. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you ever have any concerns.
You should be aware that our centre has an completed the Privacy Impact Assessment process with the OIPC, the Office of the Privacy Information Commissioner of Alberta.
The following points address many of the issues regarding your personal information;
Again, if you have any questions about your privacy and personal information, ask your dentist. We want you to feel comfortable about how we handle your records.