On December 8, 2010, the Government of Ontario passed the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA). The BPSAA contains amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) that extends its applications to Ontario hospitals, beginning January 1, 2012.
The Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance routinely provides information to the public. It may not be necessary to use the provisions of FIPPA to obtain the information you desire. Informal inquiries are welcomed.
Should you choose to formally submit a request for information under FIPPA, there is a defined process to follow. You must submit a written request and the $5.00 application fee, either delivering it by hand or mailing it to the hospital. Please refer to the detailed instructions on the Access Request forms below.
Please note that requests received by electronic mail are not accepted since the legislation requires that requests be authenticated by an original signature. As a result, originals of the completed form are needed to proceed with a request and requests received by electronic mail cannot be processed without receipt of the original in hard copy format.
A clearly defined request will greatly assist the Hospital to identify the records/personal information sought. Please note that the Hospital may contact you about the facts and circumstances of the situation to clarify the access request.