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Since 1968 when North York General Hospital first opened its doors, we have built a strong tradition of respecting the dignity and privacy of the individuals we serve.

We uphold the tradition through progressive practices and use of privacy enhancing technologies to protect your personal and health information. This includes strong organizational controls and information technology (IT) security architecture.

A culture of privacy and data protection is actively fostered at North York General

Our privacy and data protection practices are guided by professional codes of practice and by-laws that apply to personal health information. We recognize that information about you belongs to you and that we are simply its custodians. As custodians, our obligations include putting in place policies and practices to ensure the confidentiality and security of your information. It means that privacy and data protection is an absolute requirement when we design and deliver programs, services and technology initiatives.


Learn more about how we respect your rights under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 by reading our Privacy Principles and Practices.
The full text of our Privacy and Data Protection Policy Download: Privacy and Data Protection Policy provides more detailed information.

Chief Privacy Officer
 
Privacy compliance at North York General Hospital is facilitated by our Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). The CPO develops privacy and data protection policies and provides training and direction in the practical application of privacy law to collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal and personal health information.

Contact us
If you have a question, comment or concern about our practices, please contact the Chief Privacy Officer at 416-756-6448 or privacy@nygh.on.ca. Mailing address:

Chief Privacy Officer 1W-Room 118
North York General Hospital
4001 Leslie Street
Toronto Ontario  M2K 1E1