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Access to Public Information

FIPPA at Collingwood G&M Hospital

On January 1, 2012 Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, as well as all Ontario Health Service Providers became subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). To ensure compliance, CGMH has developed a Freedom of Information Office that will process freedom of information requests and oversee the protection of privacy.


The Act has two main purposes:

  • To make public bodies more transparent and accountable by providing individuals with the right of access to government records.
    To protect personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public bodies.
  • Upon request, the Hospital must provide records subject to limited exemption as provided by the Act.

Please Note: Personal Health Information cannot be accessed through the freedom of information process. If you are seeking access to your health records, please contact Health Information Systems at 705-445-2550 Ext 8275.

Requesting Access to Public Information

Start by looking for the information that you need on the Hospital's website. If you are not able to find the information that you are looking for online you may submit a freedom of information request. All requests must be in writing using the Access /Correction Request Form.

*Please note: a $5.00 application fee is required for each request..

To access your health information, contact Health Information Systems Release of Information Line at 705-445-2550 ext: 8255 for assistance.

Appeal Procedure

Under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you may appeal any decision regarding access to the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner within 30 days from the date of receipt of the letter denying your request.

Appeals are to be submitted in writing to the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner at:

2 Bloor St, East (Suite 1400)
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Tel. 416-326-3333 or Toll Free. 1-800-387-0073
Fax 416-325-9195 or 515-832-9400

Please click here to access our Hospital Directory of Records.

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