Freedom of Information Requests
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (FIPPA)
Members of the public can request access to hospital records by making a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request. Types of records that the hospital maintains relate to the hospital budget, minutes, agendas and other records such as policies and procedures.
For information on accessing your own medical records, visit the Health Information section of the website.
To initiate a formal request for hospital records, please complete and sign the FOI Request Form. Send completed signed forms along with a $5.00 application fee to:
Office of Access and Privacy
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive
Cheques can be made payable to: Southlake Regional Health Centre.
For more information contact our Office of Access and Privacy via email to Privacy@SouthlakeRegional.org
or by phone at 905-895-4521, ext. 2395.
Directory of Records
A listing of the types of records available by category.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is an Ontario Statute that was enacted in 1990 and covers government institutions, universities, among other public institutions. In 2010 Ontario Hospitals, via the Ontario Hospital Association, requested the Ontario Government extend the application of FIPPA to include Ontario hospitals to demonstrate the sector's deep and continuing commitment to transparency and accountability.
In December 2010, the Ontario Government enacted the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, which extended the application of FIPPA to Ontario Hospitals as of January 1, 2012.
FIPPA is a statute with two principles:
Access to Information – Provides public a right of access to hospital records subject to limited exemptions; and
Privacy – To protect the privacy of the individuals with regards to their personal information and to provide a right of access to their personal information held by the hospital.