By: Lisa Bannerman, RO, RCLP
This article appeared in issue 105 of the Eighth Line Newsletter, and has been edited for easier viewing on the web. Some of the information in this article may be out of date. Refer to our current static website pages for correct information.
A practice resource including all four (4) parts of this article series is available on our website under Practice Resources. An optional quiz, worth 2EC credits is available following the practice resource.
In the winter, spring and summer 2017 newsletters I covered information pertaining to a question received at the office that involved a patient file and a possible privacy breach. In order to improve my own understanding of privacy regulation, I decided to do a little research, and share this information with all members through a series of articles. This is the fourth and final one of the series.
As regulated healthcare practitioners in Alberta, opticians are bound by the statutes, regulations and standards of practice in place. The ACAO puts together information like this article, the Code of Conduct sessions, and programs like Practice Review to help our members learn about issues like privacy so that they understand and are prepared for the safe provision of health services to the public.