The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) came into effect in 2003. Both HIPA and its
Regulations provides rules and guidelines governing the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information in Saskatchewan. Under HIPA, organizations and individuals in the health system, called trustees, are responsible for protecting the privacy of your personal health information. The SHA is a committed trustee.
Why we need your personal health information
Accurate health information is essential to make sure you get appropriate care. We record and maintain information about your current condition and care, including the results of tests, procedures and therapies. Information such as your name, address and date of birth, and Family Physician / Primary Care Provider is recorded for the purposes of identification, contact and billing.
In addition, the personal health information we collect will allow your health care team to: