Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FIPPA)


Effective January 1, 2012, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) provides the public right of access to information held by hospitals while protecting the privacy of individuals whose personal information is held in the hospital’s custody or control. Accessible information under FIPPA includes most general records and records containing your own personal information but does not include personal health information protected by the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).


Please note that only records created or which came into the custody or control of hospitals on or after January 1, 2007, are subject to FIPPA. Records requested may also be subject, all or in part, to exemptions and exclusions as set out in FIPPA. Therefore, some or all of the recordinformation requested may be withheld from the public.