Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Health Privacy Resource

Anyone looking for a good source of health privacy resources should look at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's website. Her health page links to most of the key resources of interest to Canadians, and has links to international resources as well.

My favorite link is to the 1992 Supreme Court decision McInerney v. MacDonald. This is the decision that enshrined the principle that while a health care provider owns the health record, the patient has nearly absolute rights to the data contained in the record (for clarification on the "nearly" check out the decision).

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