In accordance with the Personal Health Information Privacy Act (PHIPA), the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre (CT CTC) collects personal health information about your child and your family. The personal health information we collect may include, for example, name, date of birth, address, health history, records of visits to CT CTC and the care received during such visits.
Occasionally, we also collect personal health information about children and families from other sources if we have obtained consent to do so, or if the law permits.
Your personal health information will be contained within an electronic record. Please note that we limit collection of information to what is required to provide care to you and your child.
At the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre, we use and disclose information to:
- Treat and care for children and families
- Plan, administer and manage our internal operations
- Conduct risk management activities
- Conduct quality improvement activities
- Teach and conduct research
- Compile statistics
- Comply with legal and regulatory requirements
- Fulfill other purposes permitted or required by law
Parents/caregivers may access and make corrections to their child’s personal health records or withdraw consent for some of the above uses and disclosures by contacting us. Please note that there are legal exceptions.
We take steps to protect your personal health information from theft, loss and unauthorized access, copying, modification, use, disclosure and disposal.
We conduct audits and complete investigations to monitor and manage our privacy compliance.
We take steps to ensure that everyone who performs services for us protect your privacy and only use your personal health information for the purposes you have consented to.
Should you have any questions, our Privacy Officer can be reached at 705-264-4700, ext. 245.