Access to Information

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

About 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.
Contact the FOI Office

Bridgepoint Health

14 St. Matthews Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 2B5

Email the FOI Office

Call 416-461-8252 ext. 2420

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