Mother Nurture Physiotherapy is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by our clients. We manage your personal information in accordance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act and other applicable laws. This policy outlines the principles and practices we follow in protecting your personal information. The policy also applies to any person providing services on our behalf. A copy of this policy is provided to any client on request.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. This includes an individual’s name, home address, phone number, age, sex, marital or family status, an identifying number, financial information, educational history, etc.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect only the personal information that we need for the purposes of providing services to our clients, including personal information needed to:
Open and update a patient file
Book and send reminders for patient appointments
Manage billing and payment
Assess, diagnose and develop a proper treatment schedule
Keep patient chart records
We normally collect client information directly from our clients. We may collect your information from other persons with your consent or as authorized by law.
We ask for consent to collect, use or disclose client personal information, except in specific circumstances where collection, use or disclosure without consent is authorized or required by law. We ask for your express consent for some purposes and may not be able to provide certain services if you are unwilling to provide consent to the collection, use or disclosure of certain personal information. Where express consent is needed, it is collected by through an online consent form. A client may withdraw consent to the use and disclosure of personal information at any time. We may collect, use or disclose client personal information without consent only as authorized by law.
With whom do we share your information?
Your contact information may be disclosed to third-party health benefit providers/insurers when reimbursement
claims have been submitted. Your health information may be shared with WCB or your employer if you made a WCB claim. We also might share your information with other health-care professionals who are also providing you with treatment. We may share your information with your lawyer, if you were injured in an accident.
Where do we store your information?
How do we safeguard personal information?
What if there is a security breach?
We will, without delay, notify the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta as well as affected clients of a security breach involving personal information. The Privacy Officer will handle these situations if they arise.
How long do we store your data?
We are required by legislation to keep records which do contain personal information for 10 years. In the case of a minor, we are required to keep records 10 years past the minor’s eighteenth birthday. When destroying client personal information, appropriate measures are taken to make the data non-recoverable.
Questions and Complaints
If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by Mother Nurture Physiotherapy, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact Kristen Redhead, Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you should contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta:
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Suite 2460, 801 - 6 Avenue, SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2
Phone: 403-297-2728 Toll Free: 1-888-878-4044