What is PHIA?
The Personal Health Information Act was passed by the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature in June 2008. PHIA recognizes the particular sensitivity of personal health information and addresses the challenges of privacy protection in the complex array of public and private entities involved in health care. PHIA was proclaimed on April 1, 2011.
Who must take PHIA Training?
As the department responsible for all graduate programs, the School of Graduate Studies requires all graduate students who, at any time during their program, are required to take a course/practicum/internship/placement in Newfoundland and Labrador involving the use of personal health information to undertake PHIA training. If such training is a requirement for your program, it will be noted on the Program of Study form sent to graduate students at the time of admission, or added to a program through a Change of Program form upon consultation with a supervisor and/or Department Head.
Memorial University graduate students enrolled in their programs outside of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are not required to complete PHIA training. PHIA is a provincial legislation and would need to be completed by students who will have access to identifiable personal health information in this province.
How to complete PHIA Training