Yes. The requirements for the secure destruction of CIHI record-level data are set out as part of the data request process. Question 7 of CIHI’s record-level Data Request Form requires the recipient of CIHI data to outline the approach (and/or methods) that will be used to securely destroy the data.

At the end of the retention period, data must be securely destroyed in compliance with the Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement. Recipients of CIHI data, supervisors (in the case of GSDAP students) and ultimately the institution or organization will be asked to provide CIHI with a certificate of destruction, which certifies the completion of the secure destruction activity and sets out the date, time, location and method of secure destruction employed. A template for the certificate of destruction is available upon request from CIHI.