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The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information.

Our commitment to safeguarding your privacy is assured through compliance with federal and provincial privacy legislation and responsibility for administration of the December 2006 Manitoba Pharmaceutical Act . In keeping with the requirements of this privacy legislation, Council Members and employees of the College are required to abide by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Pledge of Confidentiality .

December 2006 Manitoba Pharmaceutical Act of Manitoba

Confidentiality of information

94(2)        Subject to section 95, every person employed, appointed or retained for the purpose of administering this Act, and every member of the council or a committee of the council, must preserve secrecy about all information that comes to his or her knowledge in the course of his or her duties, and must not communicate any information to any other person, except

(a) to the extent the information is available to the public or is required to be disclosed under this Act;

(b) in connection with the administration of this Act, including, but not limited to, registration and licensing, complaints, the governing of the profession and pharmacy operations, allegations of members' or owners' incapacity, unfitness, incompetence or acts of professional misconduct or misconduct in the operation of a pharmacy;

(c) to a body having statutory authority to govern

(i) a profession in Manitoba, or

(ii) the practice of pharmacy in any other jurisdiction;

to the extent the information is required for that body to carry out its mandate;

(d) as may be required for the administration of   The Health Services Insurance Act   or   The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act ;

(e) to any ministry, agency, or department of the government of Canada or any province or territory of Canada, dealing with health issues, to the extent that

(i) either

(A)  the information is required for the protection of public health and safety, or

(B) the information is concerning the practice of health professions in any jurisdiction, and

(ii) the information does not disclose personal health information; or

(f) information about the practice of pharmacy and operation of pharmacies generally under this Act.


The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba

The Personal Health Information Act  (PHIA) provides you with the right to:

  1. access your personal health information, and
  2. have your personal health information kept private

For more information, please see the Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada 


Individuals are also protected by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) that sets out ground rules for how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities. The law gives individuals the right to access and request correction of the personal information these organizations may have collected about them.
For more information, please see the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada


PHIA Pledge of Confidentiality

For additional information on the College's actions to protect your privacy, contact:

Susan Lessard-Friesen, Registrar
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
200 Taché Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 1A7
Phone: 204-233-1411
Fax: 204-237-3468
Email:  slessard-friesen@cphm.ca