Who has Access to What? Adolescent Access to Personal Health Information
Posted on August 29, 2016 by Joan Roch
A lot of organizations are interested in giving people more access to their health information. They are building portals and apps so people can have that access.
But a question that always arises is: “Should people under the age of majority be able to access portals in the same way as someone over the age of majority?” Currently, the age of majority is 18 years of age in some provinces/territories and 19 in others. This is the age at which an individual attains full rights and responsibilities in society, such as the right to vote and to consume alcohol.