*Important information regarding COVID-19 pandemic and ATIPP requests
During the pandemic, ATIPP requests will continue to be processed. However, applicants who have an ATIPP request, please be aware that timelines for all access/correction requests will be given the full 90 days, plus the additional 60 day extension respectively per 55.(2)(a) and 61.(2)(a).
Labrador-Grenfell Health reserves the right to process individual access/correction requests within a shorter time frame on a case by case basis.
In consideration of the situation and to assist in processing requests in a timely manner, please only submit access and correction forms that are urgent.
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:
Gina Woodard, Regional Manager Patient Safety and Quality
Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital
St. Anthony, NL A0K 4S0
Tel: (709) 454-0243
Fax: (709) 454-4952
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