Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA)

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) is a provincial law that provides clarity for individual citizens regarding their right to information, and introduces a personal privacy regime to limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information held by government or any of its agencies.

Approximately 460 public bodies are subject to ATIPPA, including government departments and agencies, school boards, public post-secondary institutions, health boards and municipalities. At Labrador-Grenfell Health, members of the public may request information in the custody or control of Labrador-Grenfell Health by completing the following ATIPPA Application Form:

For more information, please contact the ATIPP Coordinator for Labrador-Grenfell Health:

Stephen Ricketts, Regional Manager Patient Safety and Quality

Labrador-Grenfell Health
Labrador West Health Centre
Labrador City, NL A2V 0B2
Tel: (709) 285-8290
Fax: (709) 944-9194 

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act The Act may be viewed in its entirety at the following link:

How to Dispute a Decision

An applicant has two methods of recourse when they want to dispute a refusal of access; apply to the Supreme Court Trial Division for a review, or request a review through the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

For more information visit the Access to information and Protection of Privacy Office website at Or contact the Commissioner’s office at the following website or at the following address:

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Michael Harvey, Commissioner  
Canada Drive
P.O Box 13004 Station A
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V8
Tel: (709) 729-6309
Toll Free: 1-877-729-6309
Fax: (709) 729-6500