Law 5: Scope of the Act Respecting Health and Social Services Information

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09 May 2024

This article was originally published on May 9, 2024 and has been updated on May 16, 2024 to reflect changes to the Act.



Law 5 – an Act respecting health and social services information and amending various legislative provisions – received royal assent on April 4, 2023. Previously known as bill 3, it was introduced by the Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology Éric Caire, following bill 19 which failed to pass due to the suspension of the last parliamentary session before the 2021 provincial elections. The effective date of Law 5 will be determined by government decree.

Law 5 applies to all health and social services information held by the public sector and specific private sector organizations.

For more details about the scope of Law 5, please consult our diagram at this link.

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