Authorized providers and bodies

The Act respecting the sharing of certain health information This hyperlink will open in a new window. identifies the people who may be authorized to access the information collected by the QHR.

Authorized providers by place of work
ProvidersPrivate physician’s officeSpecialized medical centreCentre operated by a health and social services institutionMedical biology laboratoryCommunity pharmacy
Physician, holder of a training card issued by the Collège des médecins du Québec or holder of an authorization issued by the Collège des médecins du QuébecYesXYesXYesXNoNo
Pharmacist, pharmacy resident or pharmacy internNoNoYesXNoYesX
NurseYesXYesXYesXNoNo
Nursing assistantYesXYesXYesXNoNo
MidwifeNoNoYesXNoNo
Biochemist or microbiologistNoNoYesXYesXNo
Person who provides technical support services to a physicianYesXYesXYesXNoNo
Person who provides technical support services to a pharmacistNoNoYesXNoYesX
Medical archivistNoNoYesXNoNo

Some authorized providers can access only some of the information collected by the QHR, whereas others can access all of it. The Regulation respecting access authorizations and the duration of use of information held in a health information bank in a clinical domain This hyperlink will open in a new window. specifies the information each provider is authorized to access.

Access to the QHR by type of provider
ProvidersAccess medicationsAccess laboratory resultsAccess medical imaging resultsRelease or remove an electronic prescriptionAccess electronic prescriptionsRetrieve an electronic prescription
Physician, holder of a training card issued by the Collège des médecins du Québec or holder of an authorization issued by the Collège des médecins du Québec**YesXYesXYesXYesXYesXNo
Pharmacist, pharmacy resident or pharmacy intern**YesXYesXYesXYesXYesXYesX
NurseYesXYesXYesXYesX*YesX*No
Nursing assistantYesXYesXYesXNoNoNo
MidwifeYesXYesXYesXYesXYesXNo
Biochemist or microbiologistYesXYesXNoNoNoNo
Person who provides technical support services to a physicianYesXYesXYesXNoNoNo
Person who provides technical support services to a pharmacistYesXYesXYesXNoYesXYesX
Medical archivistYesXYesXYesXNoNoNo

* Only nurses with prescribing authority may be assigned rights to release, remove and access electronic prescriptions.

** An investigator, inspector or syndic acting on behalf of the Collège des médecins du Québec or the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec may also be assigned access authorizations in the same way as a physician or pharmacist.