Learn how Workplace Health collects, uses and discloses your personal information to support the COVID-19 pandemic response.
The COVID-19 pandemic response initiative requires an ability to track COVID-19 exposures and lab test results of health care workers (HCW).
In response to this requirement, COVID-19 test results are tracked in the Workplace Health Indicator Tracking and Evaluation (WHITE) system. In an effort to reduce transmission, this information is used for COVID-19 contact tracing, exposure monitoring, coordination with Public Health and return to work planning.
As directed by the Ministry of Health, WHITE is used to collect and maintain records of immunization for all HCW, including members of medical staff. This tracking will include COVID-19 vaccinations, and the information is used to support health authority reporting at an individual HCW level, and provincial reporting at an aggregate level.
Workplace Health is authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), sections 26(c) and 27(1)(b), to collection your personal information; its subsequent use is authorized by sections 32(a) and 32(c). Disclosure of your data to Workplace Health is authorized by FIPPA sections 33.2(a), 33.1(1)(e), and as it relates to COVID-19, by Ministerial Order No. M431 (in effect until May 31, 2021).
Safeguards are in place to protect data in WHITE from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Specifically, access to these databases, and to the collected data, is role-based and restricted to only those authorized personnel with a “need to know”.
If you have any questions regarding this privacy notification, including the collection of personal information, please contact:
Director, Information Access Privacy
200 - 1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4C1