The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) provides a general right of access to records in the hospital’s custody or control as of January 1, 2007. 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
Please click here to view the complete copy of the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act.
How to Make an Access Request to General Records of the Hospital
To make an information request, please use the hospital’s Access to Personal Information and Correction of Personal Information Request form.
Completed forms should be sent to:
Information and Privacy Office
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
625 Runnymede Road
There is a small administrative charge to place a request for information. Therefore please include a cheque or money order in the amount of $5 payable to Runnymede Healthcare Centre. Please do not mail cash.
The hospital reserves the right to apply fees to information requests, as prescribed by regulations, for the cost of every hour of manual search required to locate a record, the costs of preparing the record for disclosure, computer and other costs incurred in locating, retrieving, processing and copying a record, shipping costs and other costs incurred in responding to a request for access to a record.
When the amount to be paid is estimated to be over $25, the hospital will provide the requestor with the estimate of the cost before giving access to a record.
If you have any questions about the information access request process, please contact the information and privacy office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-762-7316, ext. 2117.
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