The physical record of your health care is owned by the SHA facility, but you have the right to read or request a copy of your health information. You have the choice of physically viewing your health record or receiving a copy. In either case, you may ask for help understanding what the terms, codes or abbreviations in the record mean.
Use this form if you are a patient requesting information from your own health record:
Request for Access to Personal Health Information Form
You may permit any third party to request a copy of your health record, such as your legal representative, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and your insurance company. In these cases, their own consent for disclosure forms may suffice to process your request. (Note: A processing fee will be charged in accordance with Health Information Management policy).
For all other circumstances, you may request that your health information be disclosed to a family member or friend, or to another third party by providing written consent and by completing the SHA Consent for Disclosure of PHI form.
Use this form if you are giving permission to a third party to access your health record:
Consent for Disclosure of Personal Health Information Form
If you are in hospital as an inpatient and wish to access the health record related to your current admission, please speak with your Most Responsible Physician or with the Nurse Unit Manager. They can likely provide you with information directly on the unit.
Requests to access or disclose personal health information on your historical chart are subject to a formal Release of Information process (and applicable fee) through the Health Records Department.
For immunization Records, please contact your local Public Health Office.
Records produced by your Family Physician / Primary Care Provider are kept by the provider in his or her private clinic or primary health care clinic. Please contact the clinic directly in order to request copies of those health records.
If you believe there is an error or omission in your health information, you have the right to request an amendment. To submit a formal request, please contact the Health Records department where the record is kept.
You will be charged a processing fee of $20.00 (plus GST) to access your health information. If you require copies of your information, a fee of $0.25 per page will be applied. In proven situations of financial hardship, a waiver of fees can be requested at the time of your request.
general information brochure is available online.