Sunday, 29 July 2007

To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:
The petition of the undersigned, concerned citizens, of the Province of British Columbia, states that:
To promote openness, transparency, accountability and protection of rights we request that:
(1) The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) be changed so that information may be collected, used and shared only with PATIENT CONSENT.
(2) The public are entitled to know SPECIFICALLY to whom we are consenting to share our information and how much information we are consenting to share. (Specifically means are they computer companies, janitors, food services companies, volunteers, etc., why do they need to access medical information, how much can they access, and is access limited to certain people in the company).
(3) The public be involved in the decision-making regarding the provincial and national medical databases being created; that our written consent be required before putting any information in the databases; that we have the right to say “NO” to putting our information in the databases.
(4) The public be given information on the new committee set up to look into privacy issues in the health sector.
(5) Privacy audits be conducted by an independent organization to ensure compliance by the health sector and the results made public.

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