Health Information Act (HIA) resources for physicians

Dr. Calvin M. Stewart

In this section, find resources from the following groups to guide you in applying the HIA to patient care:

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
  • Alberta Medical Association (AMA).
  • Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC).

Professional responsibility

As a physician, you play an important role as the gatekeeper of your patient’s information. For more information about your responsibilities, review the following:

AMA resources for physicians

Alberta Health’s Health Legislation resources and templates

  • Request to access information.
  • Request to correct or amend health information.
  • Components for an affiliate’s oath of confidentiality.
  • Disclosure with the subject’s consent.
  • Disclosure without the subject’s consent.
  • Consent to the disclosure of individually identifying heath information.
  • Checklist of component for agreement with Information Manager.
  • Sample research agreements.
  • Authorization of Representative Section 104(1)(i)

Review the Health Legislation web page 

OIPC resources for physicians

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.