Your health record includes information relevant to your health such as your date of birth, contact information, health history, record of visits, the care and support you received during those visits, results from tests and procedures, and information from other health care providers. The information in your health record belongs to you, but the health record itself is the property of The Physical Therapy Clinic at Queen’s University as the ‘health information custodian’.
All information disclosed within appointments is confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone outside of your direct care unless directed to do so with your permission, except where reporting is required by law or by relevant standards of professional practice:
- Where there is suspicion that a child or children (presently under the age of 16) has been or is being neglected or physically, emotionally or sexually abused,
- Where the client presents a serious danger of violence to others,
- Where the client is likely to harm them self unless protective measures are taken,
- If a client reveals that he or she has been sexually abused by a health care provider who is covered by the Regulated Health Professions Act (e.g., a psychiatrist, a nurse, a physician, etc.), the therapist is obliged to report the name of the perpetrator to their governing body.