Ontario has laws that protects your personal health information, including information about you kept at our hospital. Deep River and District Hospital is required to keep your personal health information safe and secure. You have the right to know how we may use and give it out and how you can get access to it. We may collect, use and give out your personal health information to others, as reasonably necessary to:
- Provide you with health care and assistance, both within and outside the hospital
- Communicate or consult about your health care with your doctor(s) and other health care providers
- Get payment for your health care and hospital services, including from OHIP and private insurance
- Do health system planning and research
- Report as required or permitted by law
You or a person who can make decisions for you about your personal health information have the right:
- To see and get a copy of your personal health information or hospital record
- To ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete personal health information
- To ask us not to give out your personal health information to other healthcare providers
- To be told if your personal health information is stolen, lost or improperly accessed.
Your family and friends can be told general information, such as your location in the hospital and your health condition, unless you tell us not to give out this information.
If you give us information about your religion, we may give your name and location to a member of the clergy, unless you tell us not to do so.
The privacy office may be reached by contacting Health Records.