Who owns my medical files?
Your doctor, clinic or hospital has ownership of the physical copy of your health record.
Your records can be transferred from one clinic to another, or copies provided to you, at your request. There may be a charge for this. Your signed consent will be needed for a record transfer.
My doctor has left practice. How do I know where my medical records are...
Your doctor may have transferred your records to another doctor in the same clinic. You should inquire at your doctor's clinic if it's still open and operating. If the clinic is closed, the records may have been transferred to another clinic or they may have been placed in storage. The CPSS might have information regarding the location of your doctor's records.
IMPORTANT: You should be aware that clinics are not required to keep records beyond six years from your last visit, and they may have been destroyed after this period of time.
Am I entitled to a copy of my health records?
Yes, with very few exceptions patients are entitled to a copy of their health records. You should make a formal request for your health records at the clinic or hospital where your records are located. You will probably be asked to sign a written authorization. Please see the section on Privacy of Health Information on this website for more details.
Will I be charged a fee to obtain a copy of my health records?
Doctors are permitted to charge a reasonable fee to cover time and material costs. A fee guide can be found in the Introduction/Preamble and A1 sections of the Saskatchewan Medical Association Relative Fee Guide.
Test Results and Hospital Records
You can now also register for the new eHealth Saskatchewan service mysaskhealthrecord to view your own test results and hospital records.