Video: Privacy Legislation in Alberta
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have a professional and ethical responsibility to practice within the relevant laws governing privacy and confidentiality of patient information. This means all LPNs have the duty to safeguard a patient’s personal and health information as well as respect a patient’s right to privacy. LPNs are ultimately responsible for determining and understanding which piece of privacy legislation helps fulfill this commitment.
This video will discuss the following Alberta privacy legislation:
- Health Information Act or HIA,
- Personal Information Protection Act or PIPA, and
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or FOIPP
Additionally, this video identifies when federal privacy legislation applies in place of provincial privacy legislation, including the
The CLPNA’s Interpretive Document: Privacy Legislation in Alberta and the Privacy Legislation Flowchart further guide LPNs in understanding the Privacy Legislation.