Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)
Beginning January 1, 2012 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
is being expanded to include Ontario hospitals, including Bridgepoint Hospital, allowing access to Hospital records while protecting individuals’ privacy.
This legislation will raise the bar for transparency and accountability which are in alignment with our hospital’s core values.
The principles of FIPPA are outlined below:
Information should be available to the public
Exemptions from the right of access should be limited and specific
Decisions on whether to provide access may be appealed to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Any person may make a request for records held by an institution subject to FIPPA
To protect individuals from unauthorized, collection, use or disclosure of personal information and to provide individuals with a right of access to their own personal information.
You have the right to make a request for access to a range of recorded information held by our hospital, including records of your personal information that came into the custody or under the control of our hospital going back to January 1, 2007.
Access to your own personal health records however, will continue to be governed by the Personal Health Information Protection Act and managed by the Bridgepoint Health Records Department at 416-461-8252 extension 2040.