Personal Health Information

Personal Health Information Act

The Personal Health Information Act dictates that:

  • health information is personal and sensitive and its confidentiality must be protected to ensure individuals are confident (or comfortable) in seeking health care and disclosing sensitive information to health professionals;
  • individuals need access to their own health information as a matter of fairness, to enable them to make informed decisions about their health care and to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete information about themselves;

Massage therapists are considered trustees under the PHIA, and as such are bound to hold a patient’s information “in trust”.


Accessing Your Health Information

You have a right to view or obtain a copy of any personal health information from your health care provider including your RMT. To access your health information you must fill out the PHIA patient access request form and present it to your RMT.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection, storage, security or access to your personal health information contact the Manitoba Ombudsman Office.



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