Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are acceptable as are those available at retailers in our community. Patients going for a procedure where they must remove their mask will be asked to store it with their personal items. If you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner and do not have a mask, one will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

Privacy and Access to Information at HSN

As of 2004, Ontario hospitals have been  required to follow the rules set out in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) with regard to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal health information (PHI) by their agents (e.g., nurses, physicians and registration clerks). PHIPA also provides individuals with a right to access their PHI, subject to certain limitations, and to request a correction of their PHI.

In 2012, Ontario hospitals became "institutions" under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  As an institution, hospitals are required to provide access to information that it has in its custody or control as well as protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information also in its custody or control.

​​As a Health Information Custodian (HIC) under PHIPA and an Institution under FIPPA, Health Sciences North (HSN) is required to take reasonable measures to protect the sensitive information that it holds.  HSN takes steps to ensure that its staff and agents understand their obligations under the Act to protect the privacy and confidentiality of personal and personal health information by making privacy a priority and shared responsibility across all levels of the organization.

CONTACT US

Address:
Privacy Office
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
Information Technology Department
865 Regent Street South
Sudbury, ON P3E 3Y9​

Phone: (705) 523-7100  ext. 3999
Fax: (705) 523-7075​​
Email: privacyoffice@hsnsudbury.ca