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Why is this information collected and how is it used?
- Asking for patient to provide consent is new as of April 1, 2019
- MRP must obtain explicit consent for disclosures of personal health information to a third party. Consent can be given verbally or in writing, but consent in writing may work better for this new process.
- If you would like to obtain written consent from your patients here is a form developed by Doctors of BC which you can print out and use in your office.
- Refer to the Doctors of BC Privacy Toolkit or College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Guidelines on information management for more information on privacy, consent, and information sharing.
- When patient gives consent, health care providers will send the report to ICBC which will speed up the claims process
What do I do if my patient does not provide consent?
- If the patient does not provide consent, ICBC will request the report at a later date as per Section 28 or 28.1 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act. This is a legally required report – you cannot opt out of sending the report.
- Refer to the legal section for further information.
Please ensure reports are shared with ICBC only in the following circumstances:
- Proactively where patient consent has been granted; or
- Upon request by ICBC as required by legislation.