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Access & Privacy

The Personal Health Information Act 

As part of providing health care services within 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 Interlake-Eastern RHA to ensure the privacy of your information. We are committed to the privacy and protection of your personal and personal health information.

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.

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. You have the right to request your documents in the official language of your choice.

FIPPA application to access form  – please complete this form and return to: 

Interlake-Eastern RHA FIPPA Coordinator
Box 5000, 120 Easton Drive
Selkirk, Manitoba
R1A 2M2

Accessing your health information

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, 120 Easton Drive

Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2M2


Interlake-Eastern RHA Personal Health Information Act Policies

Ga-7-P-50 Confidentiality
Ga-7-P-52 Access to Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-54 Collection of Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-55 Correction of Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-57 Use And Disclosure of Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-58 Reporting Privacy Breaches
Ga-7-P-60 Security and Storage of Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-61 Transmission Of Personal Health Information Via Fax
Ga-7-P-66 Disclosure of Personal Health Information To Police
Ga-7-P-120 Electronic Communication Of Personal And Personal Health Information
Ga-7-P-130 Exercising The Rights of an Individual
Ga-7-P-190 Photography Videography and Audio Recordings

GA-7-62 PHIA Appointment of Privacy Officers

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