Sample Privacy Policy


Key Questions: What is a privacy policy? What are the components of an effective policy? Are there examples my organization can use to develop its own privacy policy?

This tool is meant to help guide the appropriate collection, use and disclosure of patients’ personal health information is fundamental to our day-to-day operations and to patient care. Protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of patient personal information is important to the physicians and staff at The Centre for Family Medicine. This sample tool may be useful to other organizations seeking to develop a privacy policy. A related article on Privacy Issues & Technology in Healthcare Organizations is available here.


  • Commitment to Privacy
  • Applicability of This Privacy Policy
  • What is Personal Health Information?
  • The 10 Principles of Privacy
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Sample Privacy Policy
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The Centre for Family Medicine

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Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters