Your physician and the Happy Valley Family Health Team staff are bound by law and ethics to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.
Your request for care implies consent for our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to your care. As noted above, other purposes may require your express consent.
You have the right to access your records. You may also want to obtain copies of your records. Please speak to your physician if you have concerns about the accuracy of your records.
For the purpose of privacy, children 16 years and older are treated as adults and have the right of complete privacy. If they wish to include their parents or guardian, they will need to inform their physician. (Consent will then be noted in the patient record). Parents and guardians of children under the age of 16 years do not need to provide consent unless there are special circumstances such as:
We will not communicate with parents or guardians of children 16 years and older if there is no consent on file.