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Privacy and Confidentiality
Your health information is treated with respect and your privacy is protected. Access to your personal health information is available only to those: i) who need to know, ii) who are involved in your healthcare, and iii) who have received your consent. These may include Physicians, Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Worker, Pharmacist, or Registered Dietitian. When your personal health information is collected, the privacy and confidentiality of the information is protected.

Electronic Health Records
Patient health information is maintained in electronic health records that are password and firewall protected. The software only allows health professionals identified as involved in your health care to have access to your information.

Legislation
The Portage Medical Family Health Team complies with the Health Information Protection Act (November 2004), comprised of both the Personal Health Information Protection Act (2004), Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) (1990)  and the Quality of Care Information Protection Act (2004).
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Website External Links
There may be websites linked to and from this site that are operated or created by or for organizations outside of Portage Medical Family Health Team. Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation and information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective Web sites. These linked websites may or may not be available in French. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of the Portage Medical Family Health Team any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations or information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites.


The Portage Medical Family Health Team does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for the linking of any of these linked websites, the operation or content (including the right to display such information) of any of the linked websites, nor for any of the information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any of the linked websites. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites are to be directed to the particular organization for whom the particular website is being operated.