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University of Guelph - Safety Policy Manual Policy 851.13.01
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Regulatory Requirements in Ontario
The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
Many health professionals have obligations under this Act as well as in common law to maintain
health records in confidence. Employers and workers should be aware of these obligations. In
particular, occupational health professionals should advise all workplace parties of their
responsibility to protect the privacy of worker health records.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990
Two subsections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) address confidentiality of
worker health records:
63.(1)(f)
no person shall disclose any information obtained in any medical examination, test
or x-ray of a worker made or taken under this Act except in a form calculated to
prevent the information from being identified with a particular person or case.
This prohibition pertains only to medical examinations, tests or x-rays made or taken under the
OHSA. Examples would be tests and examinations done for the medical surveillance outlined in
the designated substance regulations.
63.(2)
No employer shall seek to gain access, except by an order of the court or the
tribunal or in order to comply with another statute, to a health record concerning
a worker without the worker’s written consent.
For further information, see the Human Resources Manual, Section 702 found at the web site:
www.uoguelph.ca/HR/hrmanual/702.htm
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