New coverage of medical records

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:

Thanks to Vancouver lawyers Erika Decker, Jessica Derynck, and Daniel Reid for reviewing these pages for legal accuracy. 

We are grateful to work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, whose Peoples continue to live on and care for these lands.