We understand the importance of protecting your personal information and are committed to collecting, using and disclosing it responsibly. All our staff members are aware of the sensitive nature of information you disclose to us and are trained in the appropriate uses and protection of your privacy. Harbourfront Dental acts as Privacy Information Officer
By signing the Patient Consent Form, you agree to giving your informed consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal information for the purposes listed. If a new purpose arises for the use and/or disclosure of your personal information we will seek your approval in advance. Your information may be accessed by regulatory authorities under the terms of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RI-IPA) for the purpose of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario fulfilling its mandate under the RHPA, and for the defense of a legal issue. Our office will not under any conditions supply your insurer with your confidential medical history. In the event this kind of a request is made, we will forward the information directly to you for review, and for your specific consent. When unusual requests are received, we will contact you for permission to release such information. We may also advise you if such a release is inappropriate.
Should you choose to refuse to give consent for use/disclosure of your personal information, we will explain the ramifications of that decision to you.