Canada: Pending law will highlight health-record privacy: Wiseman

New rules governing health records will strengthen Newfoundland and Labrador patients’ privacy, the health minister said Tuesday.

Ross Wiseman told a news conference that the new Protection of Personal Health Information Act, which is currently before the house of assembly, will more clearly spell out how a patient’s data can be used, and by whom.

The act, once passed into law, will set out new rules for the collection, use and disclosure of people’s personal health records.

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