Use this page for leads to subject headings, secondary titles and legislation relevant to the health information issues.
Issues relating to the confidentiality and security of health information are relatively recent and growing. Some legislative oversight in confidentiality of health information exists. Some case law also addresses the issues.
This area is also the subject of recent legal literature. Use Library Search to search for articles using keywords, subject headings, cases and legislation noted on this page.
Downie, chapter 6.
D. Willison, Use of data from the electronic health record for health research: current governance challenges and potential approaches (Ottawa: Privacy Commissioner, 2009).
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part 1 of the Constitution Act 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act, 1982 (UK), 1982 c 11
Quebec Charter of human rights and freedoms, RSQ, c C-12
Canadian Nurses Association, Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (pdf)
A search of CanLII limited to the Supreme Court of Canada using a query like medical health information (access OR confidentiality) - will search for all of the first three words plus either of the latter two. Look for cases from lower courts citing some of these SCC cases.