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:
How can I make an ATIPPA request for general or personal non-medical information?
To make a request under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA), please submit the Form 1 – Access to Information Request Form (PDF) via email to email@example.com, or via mail to:
NLHS ATIPP Coordinator
760 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J5
Webmaster: URL for the Form 1 link = https://www.easternhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/forms-pdf-form1-access-to-information-request.pdf
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act The Act may be viewed in its entirety at the following link: http://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/statutes/a01-2.htm
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 http://www.atipp.gov.nl.ca/index.html Or contact the Commissioner’s office at the following website http://www.oipc.nl.ca/ or at the following address:
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Michael Harvey, Commissioner
P.O Box 13004 Station A
St. John’s, NL
Tel: (709) 729-6309
Toll Free: 1-877-729-6309
Fax: (709) 729-6500