Department of Medicine

Health Information Act

The HIA was passed by the Alberta Legislature in 1999 and came into effect on April 25, 2001.

The Health Information Act (HIA) provides individuals with the right to request access to health records in the custody or under the control of custodians, while providing custodians with a framework within which they must conduct the collection, use and disclosure of health information.

The Health Information (HIA) Help Desk can be reached from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 780-427-8089 or toll free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 then dial 780-427-8089.