Am I a Custodian?

The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) defines a custodian as a person who has custody or control of personal health information as a result of or in connection with the performance of their powers, duties or work. “Personal health information” means identifying information in oral or recorded form that relates to the provision of health care. “Health care” is given a broad definition in the PHIA and means any observation, examination, assessment, care, service or procedure in relation to an individual that is carried out, provided or undertaken for a health-related purpose.

Examples of custodians are:

The Act provides that persons are not custodians, including: