Personal Information Protection Act & Your Personal Information
As of January 1st, 2004, our government has implemented a new Personal Information Protection Act to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you specifically and can include such details as your name, address, gender, etc. As such, we are advising you of our updated policy regarding the use of your information.
Why and What Information Do We Collect?
Our orthodontic office collects personal information about patients to ensure patients receive safe and appropriate orthodontic treatment. Such information includes medical and dental history as well as financial information in order to process patient accounts. Patient information is collected by phone when you initially contact our office, by written form when you complete our medical/dental history form and in person when you attend the office. Also, periodically, our staff will request an update of your information to ensure that our medical records are complete and up to date. Providing that information implies consent to use that information to the furtherance of your orthodontic care by consulting with other care givers (eg. your dentist) and by collecting monies owed for services rendered.
Release of Personal Information
Legal & Medical Disclaimer
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