Personal Health Information Act
Information on the PHIA for Registered Massage Therapists
The Personal Health Information Act dictates that:
Health information is personal, and sensitive and its confidentiality must be protected to ensure individuals are confident (or comfortable) in seeking health care and disclosing sensitive information to health professionals;
Individuals need access to their own health information as a matter of fairness, to enable them to make informed decisions about their health care and to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete information about themselves.
Massage therapists are considered trustees under PHIA, and as such are bound to hold a patient’s information “in trust” .
There is a Personal Health Information Act in each province please be aware of the act within your province of residence.
Please look up the information for your province