The legal and regulatory framework for the QHR contains stringent confidentiality and privacy provisions. Criminal penalties will apply to anyone who violates these provisions.
The framework comprises the following:
The Act respecting the sharing of certain health information Since it was adopted and assented to in June 2012, 4 orders in council have regulated the coming into force of the provisions in the Act. Some sections will come into effect at a later date. For further information, you can consult the orders in council:
The Regulation respecting access authorizations and the duration of use of information held in a health information bank in a clinical domain. Since its entry into force in June 2013, it has been amended by a ministerial order. Some sections will take effect at a later date. For more information, see: