Headwaters Physiotherapy is committed to enforcing the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act when collecting information from our clients.
The privacy act applies to any collection, use or disclosure of personal information. “Personal Information” means any information about an identifiable individual that relates to their personal characteristics (i.e. gender, age, education, and family status), their health (i.e. health history, conditions, and services received by them) or their activities, views (i.e. interactions with their physiotherapist or massage therapist).
In order to provide treatment it is very important for us to collect personal information including the client’s health history, family history, and previous treatment that they have received. The information collected helps us determine the best course of treatment, monitor progress and change treatment if necessary. Headwaters Physiotherapy prides itself in its relationships with local physicians. We may use this information to provide progress and discharge reports to your physician or other health care provider.
Before starting treatment at Headwaters Physiotherapy, the rationale for collecting the information will be explained and consent for collection and disclosure of this information will be obtained. A written consent form will be used to explain our procedures and will provide you with the opportunity to identify to whom your information can be released. Your consent can be cancelled at any time, however written notice of your intentions must be provided directly to the clinic manager.
Headwaters Physiotherapy will not release any personal information without the client’s expressed consent, except in the case of an emergency, or when required by law.
Headwaters Physiotherapy is required by law to keep our client’s files for a period of 10 years. After keeping the materials for the required 10 years, all information is destroyed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathy Yardley: 519-942-8884.