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Your Privacy

As part of providing health care services within the Interlake-Eastern RHA,we only collect, use and disclose your personal information and personal health information as permitted by The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). These Acts require the Interlake-Eastern RHA to ensure the privacy of your information. The Interlake-Eastern RHA is committed to the privacy and protection of your personal and personal health information.


The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
(FIPPA)

This act provides you with the right to access records we hold and regulates how we manage personal information. FIPPA also provides an independent review process for people who disagree with access and privacy decisions made by public bodies under the Act.

FIPPA application to access form  - please complete this form and return to: 
Interlake-Eastern RHA Regional Privacy Advisor
Box 5000, 100 Easton Drive
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2M2
Fax: 204 785-8854  (Telephone: 204 785-7240 )



The Personal Health Information Act
(PHIA)

This Act provides you with a right to access your personal health information, to request a copy and also request a correction. There are certain limited exceptions that may apply to your request. The Act also requires that we protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal health information and sets out clear and certain rules for how we can collect, use and disclose your personal health information.

Privacy Officers
Privacy officers are responsible for dealing with requests from individuals who want to look at, get a copy of or request a correction to their personal health information. The privacy officer is also responsible for facilitating the Interlake-Eastern RHA's compliance with PHIA.

Acute Care/Hospital Privacy Officers  Phone
Arborg & District Health Centre 204-376-5247
Ashern Lakeshore General Hospital 204-768-2461
Beausejour Health Centre 204-268-7444
Eriksdale E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital 204-739-2611
Gimli Community Health Centre
204-642-4512
Pinawa Hospital 204-753-3142
Pine Falls Health Complex 204-367-5416
Selkirk & District Health Centre 204-785-7494
Stonewall & District Health Centre 204-467-3384
Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital 204-886-4303


The Interlake-Eastern RHA has designated a Regional Privacy Advisor who provides direction and support to the privacy officers within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. In addition, this advisor ensures policies are in place regarding compliance with the PHIA and FIPPA Acts. Interlake-Eastern RHA's Regional Privacy Advisor can be contacted by mail or phone at:
Interlake-Eastern RHA Regional Privacy Advisor
Box 5000, 100 Easton Drive
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2M2
Telephone: 204 785-7240 Fax: 204 785-8854


Interlake-Eastern RHA Personal Health Information Act Policies

PHIA Definitions

GA-7-47 Disclosure of Personal Health Information to Affiliated Foundations

GA-7-48 Disclosure of PHI for Health Research

GA-7-P-52 Access to Personal Health Information 

GA-7-53 PHIA Audit of Security Safeguards

GA-7-54 Collection of Personal Health Information

GA-7-55 Correction of Personal Health Information

GA-7-56 Disposal of Personal Health Information

GA-7-57 Use and Disclosure of Personal Health Information

GA-7-P-58 Reporting of PHIA Breaches

GA-7-60 PHIA Security & Storage of Personal Health Information

GA-7-61 Transmission of PHI Via Fax

GA-7-62 PHIA Appointment of Privacy Officers









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