Communique - Corrections Amendment Act

On Sept. 10, 2010, the delivery of health services provided in provincial correctional institutions was transferred to AHS. As a result, the disclosure of all inmate health information became subject to the HIA. Under the HIA, AHS cannot disclose an inmate’s health information without consent unless specifically authorized by the law. Effective Oct. 1, 2011, the Act has been amended to allow AHS to disclose inmate health information to a director of a correctional institution for the purposes of the Act.