Law 25 concerning the protection of personal information

On September 22, 2022, Law 25 concerning the protection of personal information is gradually beginning to come into force over a period of 3 years. This law affects the standards of practice of healthcare professionals, including psychologists.

As a psychologist and self-employed worker, I will now have the following responsibilities within my clinic:

  • Apply the Privacy Act
  • Respond to requests relating to personal information (ex. access, rectification, etc.)
  • Establish rules of governance related to personal information
  • Keep records of the communication of personal information
  • Notify the Commission d’accès à l’information of any confidentiality incident involving personal information
  • Keep a record of confidentiality incidents involving personal information

Other measures will also be put in place by 2023-2024: more information will follow.

Dre. Francesca Lungescu, Ph.D.
Clinic Privacy Officer