P-9.0001 - Act respecting the sharing of certain health information

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2. The provisions of this Act must be applied in a manner consistent with
(1)  respect for a person’s right to privacy and for professional secrecy;
(2)  transparency, in that persons must be informed of the purposes of the information assets established by this Act, particularly the Québec Health Record, and of the rules governing their operation;
(3)  a person’s right at any time to refuse to allow the release through the Québec Health Record of his or her health information;
(4)  non-discrimination, in that a person’s decision to refuse to allow the sharing of his or her health information must in no way imperil the person’s right to have access to and receive the health services required by the person’s state of health;
(5)  the right to information, in that a person has the right to be informed of the nature of the health information concerning him or her that is collected, used, conserved and released under this Act;
(6)  the protection of health information, in that the information conserved must only be used for the purposes provided for and may only be released in accordance with this Act;
(7)  the right of access and correction, in that a person has a right of access to his or her health information contained in the information assets established by this Act, and is entitled to request that inaccurate, incomplete or equivocal information or information whose collection, conservation or release is not authorized by this Act be corrected;
(8)  a right of redress with the Commission d’accès à l’information;
(9)  responsibility and accountability, in that the Minister and the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec must make sure the information assets they establish operate properly in order to ensure the security, confidentiality, availability, integrity, accessibility and irrevocability of the information governed by this Act.
2012, c. 23, s. 2.