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The Act respecting health information and social services now in force

Photo: Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press In a press release published earlier in June, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, stressed that this law is part of his efforts to make the health network more efficient.

The Canadian Press in Quebec

Posted at 9:31 a.m.

  • Quebec

The Act respecting health information and social services, which should allow the creation of a digital health record following the patient's journey, came into force on Monday in Quebec.

According to the Legault government, this law will allow patients to no longer have to repeat their medical history to each health network provider they consult.< /p>

Indeed, the law must ensure that his medical history, previous consultations and other data follow him in his treatment journey.

According to the office of the Minister of Health, the patient's information will be well protected. The individual will be able to consult his or her own information and know who has consulted it.

Under certain conditions, researchers will also be able to use data for research projects, with the implicit consent of patients.

The Commission d’accès à l’information will be responsible for monitoring the application of the law and ensuring compliance with and promotion of the protection of information, in particular through awareness-raising means.

In a press release published in June, Health Minister Christian Dubé stressed that this law is part of his efforts to make the health network more efficient.

“With the entry into force of the law, we are taking a major step forward so that Quebecers have a better experience in their health and social services network. This is another of the in-depth changes to the Health Plan that we have been making for two years now,” declared Mr. Dubé.

The bill on health and social services information was tabled in December 2022, then adopted on March 30 of the following year.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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