Adam Bowie reports:
Officials with the Horizon Health Network say new health legislation will provide better guidance for medical professionals about how they should record, access and use a patient’s personal medical information.
The Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act was proclaimed in New Brunswick on Sept. 1 – a piece of legislation that will govern the collection, use, disclosure and secure destruction of personal health information by every public user.
The new act recommends that health professionals only collect data that is required to provide care, make it easy to be filed in the health-care system and to communicate with the patient. Nothing else is to be recorded without the verbal or written consent of the patient, except where it is authorized by law.
Read more in the Daily Gleaner.