Privacy and Accessibility Policy
CCMSU Medical Imaging recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information, in particular, personal health information. Protecting the privacy of personal information is an important component in the provision of quality diagnostic imaging services to our patients. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in a responsible fashion, and only to the extent necessary for the services we provide.
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. Personal information includes any health related information. Business information however (e.g. an individual’s business title or business address and business telephone number) is not protected by privacy legislation.
In general, if we do not collect and use your personal information, we cannot provide you with our services.
The following is a summary of the purposes for collection, use and disclosure of your personal information:
To advise you and/or your physician with respect to health related matters, and to render a diagnosis and/or treatment recommendation
To enable us to contact and maintain communication with you, including, without limitation, to distribute health-care information and to book and confirm appointments
To communicate with your physician and/or other health-care providers and organizations where required for your health care
To allow us to efficiently follow-up for testing, treatment, care and billing
For teaching and demonstrating purposes on an anonymous basis (if possible)
To complete and submit claims for payment to OHIP and to other third parties (such as private health insurance plans) in order to be paid for services rendered
To comply with legal and regulatory requirements, including the delivery of patients’ charts and records to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or others as required under the Independent Health Facilities Act or the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (or successor legislation) in a timely fashion, when required, and to comply with any other agreements/undertakings entered into with the College or the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Your consent will be assumed implied for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal health information for purposes related to your care (including sharing information with your referring physician) if you attend our facility for diagnostic imaging services and do not indicate to us otherwise. If you provide us with an imaging CD for comparison or consultation, we will assume your implied consent to retain this information on our system for distribution, and appropriate use by other Health care Professionals.
Your personal health information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which the information was collected, except with your express consent, or as required by law.
We retain records and images as required by law and regulations, including the regulations under the Independent Health Facilities Act (Ontario).
We will only collect information necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
Breach of Patient Data:
Once a staff member discovers a breach they will notify management, the management will
then bring this to the attention of the quality control advisors of the clinic. Then appropriate
action will take place regarding the breach including containment of the data and recovery
and if warranted also report it to the privacy Commissioner. The quality control committee will
review and implement protocols in order to ensure that this type of breach never occurs again.
If there are any errors it must be brought to management's attention immediately.
Resources for view: https://www.ipc.on.ca/privacy-individuals/your-privacy-rights/
CCMSU Medical Imaging Privacy Information Officer is:
Accessibility Policy - CCMSU Medical Imaging
CCMSU Medical Imaging is committed to preventing, identifying, and
removing barriers that impede the ability of people with disabilities to access
care and services. This includes patients, staff, visitors, and physicians.
In 2005, the Government of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians
with Disabilities Act, 2005. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible by 2025.
As part of this Act, accessibility standards have been created. These
standards are rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario need to
follow to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
All people, regardless of disability, have equal right of access to all goods,
services and facilities provided by CCMSU Medical Imaging.
The purpose of this policy is to outline practices and procedures in place at
CCMSU Imaging to help identify and remove barriers that impede a person's
ability to access care and services.
Download our Accessibility Policy here: