We are responsible for personal information under our control, and we have designated an accountable Privacy Officer.
The purposes for which personal information is collected will be identified by SJHC at or before the time of collection of the information.
The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where such collection, use or disclosure is permitted or required by law.
The collection of personal information will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by SJHC. Information will be collected by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as permitted or required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Personal information will be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
SJHC will protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
SJHC will make readily available specific information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)
St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) as of January 1, 2012. This statute promotes the privacy of individuals and provides a right of access to records in our custody and control on or after January 1, 2007, with some restrictions. We promote an environment of openness and transparency within the community. For more information, please click here
Upon request, SJHC will inform an individual of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information and will give the individual access to that information. An individual will be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
An individual will be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the Privacy Officer.
For further information or to contact the Privacy Office, please call 416-530-6000 ext. 6815.
Page last updated: December 30, 2011