Consent to IAR

Effective date: September 30, 2011

Revised January 2018

Relevant Legislation:

Not applicable to this policy.


The intent is to have a standardized approach to client consent to IAR.


Iot. applicable


IAR Consent Management Process – LOFT Level

Prior to conducting the assessment, the staff will inform client regarding the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) and the client’s privacy rights. The client will make an informed decision (either to consent or to withhold their consent initiating a consent directive). Based on the client’s decision, the staff will obtain express consent (or consent directive) according to existing consent process. The staff will update CIS and/or Goldcare database with the consent directive received according to existing consent process. If the client decides to update their consent directive, the staff will obtain consent directive update and will update CIS and/or Goldcare database.

IAR Consent Management Process – IAR Level

The client can place a call to the centralized Consent Call Centre via a toll free number to register their IAR consent directive. A consent directive to share one’s assessments in IAR means all of the client’s assessments across HSPs will be shared with participating HSPs that provide care to the client. A consent directive to not share assessments, or withdrawal of a previously provided consent directive to share in IAR, means all of the client’s assessments in the IAR – both past and any that will be uploaded in the future – will be locked and no participating HSPs will be able to view them.


See program manual.