- Download the Part X guide
- Terms used in this guide
- Does Part X of the CYFSA apply to you?
- Collection, use, and disclosure of personal information
Consent and capacity
- Elements of consent
- Consent may be implied in some cases
- Consent may be written or verbal
- Presumption of consent’s validity
- Conditional consent and withdrawal of consent
- Capacity to consent
- Substitute decision-makers
- Safeguarding and managing personal information
Access to records of personal information
- Individual’s right of access
- Access exceptions
- Is the record dedicated primarily to the provision of service to the individual?
- How are access requests made?
- Service provider’s response to access requests
- Substitute decision-makers can request access
- Correction of records
- Offences and immunity
- The role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Substitute decision-makers for capable individuals over the age of 16
Any capable individual, age 16 or older, may choose to authorize another capable individual, age 16 or older, to be their substitute decision-maker for the purposes of Part X.80 For example, a 17-year-old working with an advocate could make this advocate her substitute decision-maker, by presenting a written, signed statement to the service provider. The advocate could then consent on her behalf for a collection, use or disclosure of her personal information.