Education dept defends blocking foi request

Education dept defends blocking foi request

CALGARY—A Calgary-based health and social services agency is arguing that it is illegal for it to request medical records from any applicant under a new legislation banning doctors from withholding medical information from patients.

In a letter to Hea바카라사이트lth Minister Rona Ambrose Tuesday, the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons said the proposed bill could effectively stop them from doing their job.

“It’s in the law now that your bill is (that) the College is able to conduct its services in a way that is consistent with your legislation,” the College’s vice-president, general counsel and solicitor, Bruce Tippett, told her.

The bill would essentially ban the College from obtaining medical records from anyone with a criminal record. It also would ban it from giving health care to anyone who violates the law, or who the College con바카라사이트siders to pose a risk to the health of the public.

The College is in the midst of a major campaign to defeat the bill, which has been signed into law by Premier Greg Clark and has been ref우리카지노erred to the Public Health Ministry.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons says it will file its legal challenge to the new rules in court if and when they pass.

The College’s legal team is calling the bill discriminatory.

“The College believes that by limiting its access to patients with records under the health code, the government will be denying Canadians health care they need at affordable prices,” Tippett said.

“Health records have become critical tools in the pursuit of health, and by blocking access to records, the government has placed a heavy burden on our professional staff.”

The College is suing the federal government and Health Minister Rona Ambrose, arguing the legislation has no merit.

Ambrose has refused to defend the new legislation against the College’s lawsuit, but last fall released new guidelines advising doctors to obtain medical records only if and when it is medically necessary, whether or not they can provide treatment.

Tippett said the College had “no issue” with allowing medical records to be obtained at the request of patients without a doctor’s note or consent.

“The problem with that, however, is when you start cutting off the ability of Health Canada to respond to complaints from patients,” he said.

“If, in fact, a request will require a medical certificate of approval, then we think that we can obtain that with the consent of the patient.”

The College said the new guidelines mean that i

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