Who has access to a user’s records?
Medical records are confidential and no one can access it without your permission or that of your legal representative. Information contained in a user’s file sometimes maybe communicated without their consent in certain contexts under different current laws and regulations. From the age of 14, the user has the right to access their medical file.
In cases of deceased person(s)
- Spouses, guardians and descendants have the right to know the cause of death.
- The person who authorizes the autopsy has the right to receive a copy of the report.
- Heirs, individual successors, legal representatives, beneficiaries of an insurance policy are entitled to receive certain information only insofar as they demonstrate that such information is necessary to defend their rights.
- Person(s) who are related by blood to a deceased user may know about genetic or family diseases, according to certain conditions.
- The parental/guardian authority of a child who died under the age of 14 may receive information contained in his/her file.
IMPORTANT: any person wishing to have access to the medical records of a deceased user must present proof of his/her title by providing the following documents: birth certificate, marriage contract, notarial will, evidence of testamentary search with the «Chambre des notaires and du Barreau du Québec, », insurance policy, etc. In addition, if the deceased did not die in the establishment concerned by your application, a death certificate is required.