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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

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11d. Privacy of health information

"Every resident has the right to have his or her personal health information within the meaning of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 kept confidential in accordance with that Act, and to have access to his or her records of personal health information, including his or her plan of care, in accordance with that Act."

In other words...

The law says your health and medical records must be kept private and confidential.

Only the people responsible for your care are allowed to see these records. Other people can see them only with your permission. Your records must be kept in a secure place where others cannot see them.

You have the right to see and get copies of your own records and to show them to other people, if you wish.