Hamilton Health Sciences

Patient Privacy

11. What if I am unable to provide consent to release my health information?
• If you are unable to give consent for a friend or family member to access your information due to reasons of competency or consciousness, the consent decision falls to the appointed substitute decision maker such as a parent or guardian. This person is bound by law to act on your behalf and must make decisions based on their belief of what you would wish done if you were able to decide.
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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