Freedom of Information
ACCESS TO INFORMATION: FIPPA
As of January 1st, 2012, Arnprior Regional Health became subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Ontario law that provides a right to access information under the control of institutions in accordance with the principles that:
- Information should be available to the public.
- Necessary exemptions from the right of access should be limited and specific.
- Decisions on the disclosure of government information should be reviewed independently of government.
FIPPA protects the privacy of personal information of individuals held by institutions. It also provides individuals with a right of access to, and correction of, that information.
Directory of Records
Arnprior Regional Health Directory of Records provides a listing of the types of records held by the hospital (as required by the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act).
Making a FIPPA Request
To make a request for information held by Arnprior Regional Health, you must send a letter that includes enough detail to allow our staff to find the information. You must also include a cheque for the $5 application fee, payable to Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital. You must send your request to:
Arnprior Regional Health
350 John Street North
The staff time required to locate and prepare records that contain your personal information is free of charge, however you may be charged for the cost of photocopying. For non-personal information, you may be charged for the time required to locate and prepare the records, photocopying costs, shipping costs, and costs associated with replying to the request.Once we receive a request and the application fee, a decision letter outlining our response will be issued within 30 days. In cases where the request involves an extensive search, this time period may be extended.
All decisions made by Arnprior Regional Health, including the final determination and any fees or time extensions, may be appealed to the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario. You have thirty-days (30) from the date of the Hospital’s decision letter to request a review by Ontario’s IPC.
Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Tel: (416) 326-3333, or 1-800-387-0073
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact our FOI Coordinator at 613-623-3166 x 261