N.S. government reviewing Personal Health Information Act

The Nova Scotia government is looking for your feedback as part of a mandatory three-year review of the Personal Health Information Act.

The act came into effect in June 2013 to balance Nova Scotians' right to privacy with how their personal health information is collected, managed, disclosed and disposed.

Officials say the review will look at how the act is working, how custodians of personal health information are interpreting and applying the act, and what new developments have taken place in personal health information and privacy legislation since 2013.

You can complete an online survey, or request a paper copy by calling the Privacy and Access office, until March 3rd.

The province says it will also meet with organizations that handle personal health information to collect their feedback.