The Personal Health Information Act

The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) 2017 Statutory Review

The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) became law on December 11, 1997. It's a law about the rights Manitobans to have access to their own personal health information while having that information protected from inappropriate collection, use, disclosure, retention or destruction.

PHIA requires the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) to conduct a periodic public review, making sure the act continues to meet its objectives and reflect contemporary needs.

In order to help facilitate discussion about PHIA and identify areas where it may be improved, MHSAL, in consultation with selected stakeholders, has developed the PHIA Review Discussion Paper. It can be downloaded at:

A Review of The Personal Health Information Act: Tell Us What You Think 408Kb

This document is an important part of that review process. It is intended to stimulate interest and public debate. It takes readers through the current provisions of PHIA and some of the amendments made as a result of the review in 2003/2004. It also provides some suggestions for further change.

Several specific issues are highlighted in this document for your consideration. These are by no means the only issues the government is willing to consider during the PHIA review process. Your comments and questions are encouraged about any personal health information or privacy issue that concerns you.

Submissions may be sent to:

PHIA Review
Legislative Unit
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
300 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3B 3M9
Phone: 204-788-6612
Fax: 204-945-1020

Posted on behalf of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL)

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