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Records Management Working Group
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The alPHa Records Management Working Group formed in December 2010 as a result of health units' interest in records management issues.

In Spring 2011, the working group surveyed health units on current records management practices and identified areas of common strengths, weaknesses and barriers. From the survey, the working group identified three priority areas of action:  the development of a common records retention schedule for Ontario health units; creation of a central repository for health unit records management practices; and advocacy for provincial leadership on policy setting and organizational requirements related to records management for health units.

Members of the Records Management Working Group include business administrators and records management staff from Ontario health units.

Members of Records Management Working Group

Terms of Reference for Records Management Working Group


Public Health Unit Records Management Survey Results
alPHa Guidelines on Minimum Retentions for Health Unit Records

If you are an Ontario health unit staff member interested in accessing alPHa's secure records managment information area, please contact Susan Lee ( to register and get approval. 

Disclaimer:  All documents appearing in this section are intended for guidance only. They are not a substitute for applicable legislation and should be used with discretion. Please note alPHa cannot assume liability for incorrect information and therefore expressively excludes responsibility for such.

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