Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Former Members Personal Information Act

An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the National Defence Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Access to Information Act (personal information and medical records)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Laurie Hawn  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of April 9, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment guarantees that members of the Canadian Forces and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will receive a certified copy of their medical records at the time of their release or when they leave the Force, or at any time thereafter upon request. It also provides that the Minister of Veterans Affairs may release the personal information relating to a veteran to the appropriate authorities if the disclosure is in the public interest or would clearly benefit the individual to whom the information relates.

Elsewhere

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Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Former Members Personal Information ActRoutine Proceedings

April 9th, 2014 / 3:25 p.m.
See context

Conservative

Laurie Hawn Conservative Edmonton Centre, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-593, An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the National Defence Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Access to Information Act (personal information and medical records).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and table my bill, which would amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the National Defence Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, and the Access to Information Act.

The purpose of the bill is to guarantee that members of the Canadian Forces and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will receive a certified copy of their medical records at the time of their release or when they leave the force or at any time thereafter upon request.

It would also provide that the Minister of Veterans Affairs may release personal information relating to a veteran to the appropriate authorities if the disclosure is in the public interest or would clearly benefit the individual to whom the information relates.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)