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Your Right to Access your Personal Health Information (Medical Records)

Right to access Personal

One of the purposes of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Ontario’s health specific privacy law is to provide individuals with a right of access to personal health information about themselves, subject to limited and specific exceptions set out in the Act.

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Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

Making personal choices is basic to your sense of identity and well being. For health and personal care or living arrangements these decisions are especially important.

Becoming unable to make your own decisions about health and personal care can happen slowly, over time, such as with Alzheimer’s Disease; or it can happen suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of a Stroke or Accident (e.g. Slip and Fall, Adverse Medical Event or Motor Vehicle Accident).

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How to Navigate a Medical Negligence Claim

Being a victim of medical negligence can be a difficult thing to accept. Healthcare professionals treat thousands of people every year. Needless to say, the care received at hospitals is definitely exceptional, but once in a while things do go wrong, sometimes fatally wrong. That’s when you take the proper steps to find out what went wrong and why. That’s why iCare Navigator is here to help you.

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Tips for Raising and Resolving Concerns about your Healthcare

If you have a concern about your healthcare, the best first step is always to talk to your healthcare provider directly. This is often the fastest and most effective way to resolve the concern. Never be afraid that your care will be affected because you raise a concern.

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