PRIVACY

The North Shore Health Network respects your privacy and is committed to a secure system.

All information related to an individual at the NSHN must be treated as confidential under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. This information may be written, verbal or in any other form. Even the knowledge that an individual is in the NSHN must not be volunteered or acknowledged without the consent of the individual.

Confidentiality extends towards everything that the staff at the NSHN learn during the exercise of their duties. It extends to both important and unimportant information, the nature of the patient’s illness, the cause, treatment, and any information the patient may disclose.