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Information & Privacy Resources

This page will provide access to privacy related resources such as Frequently Asked Questions, Guidelines, Legistlative resources and Notices.

Practice Support Guidelines

Practice Support Guidelines are available as instructions or recommended courses of action related to specific Information and Privacy topics. These guidelines are practical guidance for handling specific topics in a manner that is aligned with Covenant Health policies and the Health Information Act or Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Practice Support Guideline Posting Patient or Resident Names

Legistlation Resources

Resources related to information and privacy legislation in Alberta as well as direct links to the legislative acts are linked to below. As a Custodian of health information and a public body in Alberta, Covenant Health is subject to both the Health Information Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Health Information Act

The following links are to Legislative Publications Available on Queen’s Printer Website

Health Information Act

Health Information Act Regulation

Alberta Electronic Health Record Regulation

HIA guidelines available from Service Alberta

Health Information Act Guidelines and Practices Manual

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The following links are to Legislative Publications Available on Queen’s Printer Website.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Regulation

FOIP guidelines available from the Government of Alberta

The following links are to resources available via Service Alberta

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Guidelines and Practices Manual

Human Resources Guide for Local Public Bodies

Index of FOIP Publications and FOIP Bulletins

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions are made available here for topics that Covenant Health staff may encounter that relate to Information and Privacy. FAQ guides are intended to provide answers to common questions that arise in relation to a particular subject that involves Information and Privacy.

Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Human Resources

COACH Guidelines for Health Information

The COACH guidelines are a set of guides that outline information security standards and privacy protection best practices that are recommended as the basis of a strong framework for privacy and information security. The guidelines describes key security and privacy issues faced by healthcare organizations and offers guidance to managing and protection patient health information.

COACH Guidelines 2013 Edition

COACH Guidelines - Patient Portal

COACH Guidelines - Electronic Medical Records

COACH Guidelines - Access Audits for Electronic Health Records