Email Consent

Informed consent is required for the provision of care and disclosure of personal health information. Consent must be obtained to use email to communicate with the client, caregiver, and any person who can legally make decisions for you about your health information. Christine Rostek will use reasonable means to protect the security and confidentiality of emails sent or received. Security measures have been completed on this site to ensure that your information is secure. However, there remain risks associated with using email, such as email being sent to the wrong person, inappropriately circulated, or inappropriately stored on a computer. The information contained in the email will only be used for the purpose of OT service delivery and email communication will cease when the client is discharged from the OT service.

The client shall hold harmless, Christine Rostek, for any misuse of email once sent from her office.

I have read and understood that there are risks in using email and that I consent to the use of email for the purposes of OT service delivery.

Privacy Policy and Access

Only health information necessary for the purpose of OT services will be collected (i.e. OHIP number and version code, date of birth, mailing information, medical history). Health information will only be disclosed with client consent. Sharing, transferring, and disclosing personal health information to other healthcare organizations (i.e. funding agencies, ADP), and/or partners in your care, and/or a person who can legally make decisions for you about your health information, will only occur with client consent. The only information disclosed is what is required to fulfill the purposes of service delivery. The information will be collected and shared with others as necessary to provide health care, communicate with other health providers, receive payment for health care through third-party payers, or to report as required by law.

By Ontario law, personal health information must be protected and secure. Measures have been taken to keep records/health information secure.

As required by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), records are maintained for 10 years from the date of the last entry.

Personal Health Information Rights:

With some exceptions, you or someone who makes decisions for you, have the right to your personal health information which includes: requesting or seeking a copy of information recorded, asking for corrections to inaccurate or incomplete information, and being informed if your information is lost, stolen or improperly accessed. Consent must be obtained prior to distributing personal health information to others. For information about your privacy rights or to make a complaint, please contact:
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor St. E, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON
M4W 1A8