In Saskatchewan, The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), protects the privacy of people's health information and provides people with a right to access their health information.
Anyone who believes that there has been a violation of HIPA can ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner to investigate. The Commissioner is an officer of the Legislative Assembly and is therefore independent of government.
The collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal health information is guided by these principles...
The information you give to your health care provider is confidential. There are laws that cover what information can be collected, how it must be stored and when it can be shared. There are also situations where your information can be disclosed.
You have a right to any information that a health care provider considered in providing advice or treatment, including records received from other health care professionals in relation to your treatment.
PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.