July 23, 2018
“Last month I decided to take out a life insurance policy. When I went to apply, the insurer refused to insure me. They said my medical records showed I had elevated cholesterol levels. But my most recent blood test results showed my cholesterol levels are in the normal range. I reached out to my doctor, who was able to correct the error for me. Now, my application has been approved and I’m fully insured.”
– Keith, Vancouver, BC
Odds are, you understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. While it can be challenging at times, there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself. Keeping track of your personal health information and your medical records can help you stay on track.
We've published four new pages on medical records and taking control of your health information:
Taking charge of your health information: Learn useful tips on how to organize your health information.
Accessing your medical records: Learn your rights to access your medical records, and how to do so.
Fixing a mistake in your medical records: Learn how to fix a mistake or add missing information to your medical records.
Who has access to your medical records: Understand who has the right to access your medical records.
Thanks to Vancouver lawyers Erika Decker, Jessica Derynck, and Daniel Reid for reviewing these pages for legal accuracy.