The Vancouver Island Health Authority has a policy regarding privacy and confidentiality.


The purpose of the policy is "to provide a framework for the consistent management of personal information collected, used, disclosed and protected by the VIHA in accordance with the principles and requirements of various legislative Acts, including but not limited to BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), Evidence Act, Coroners Act, Ombudsman Act, Health Authority Act, Community Care Facility Act and various professional bylaws, privacy codes and standards of practice."

Staff and registered volunteers of Spiritual Care Services are required to read this policy and sign a form acknowledging that they have read and agree to this policy. Volunteers are to give the completed and signed acknowledgement form to the Spiritual Health Practitioner who supervises them.

To read or print this policy, click on this link: Privacy and Confidentiality Policy (PDF).

The above link also includes a form that you can print and fill out to acknowledge that you have read and agree to this policy.