Addressing Issues of Privacy and Consent
Our public engagement family caregivers, and health and community care providers across Ontario, found a gap in knowledge and understanding of how privacy and consent rules apply to caregivers.
Caregivers expressed concern over the lack of access to information to support the person they are caring for, while providers noted they weren’t sure whether or when they are allowed to share personal health information with family caregivers. Furthermore, issues related to privacy and consent are further complicated when it comes to patients with mental health diagnoses and addictions.
Based on the needs of both caregivers and providers, these resources aim to set the record straight about how Ontario’s privacy and consent rules apply to them.
- Consent…it’s all in the ask
- Dr. Hanna, Psychiatrist Explains the Value of Patient Consent to Family Caregivers (Video)
- Questions & Answers on Patient Privacy and Consent in The Addiction and Mental Health System in Ontario
Explore additional resources developed by The Change Foundation on Making Privacy and Consent Rules Work for Family Caregivers.