Education

Education

Did you know

… that although a local authority bound by The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) may transfer an access to information request to another local authority or government institution if it has a greater interest in a record, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) does not bestow upon a government institution the same options. Rather, section 11 of FOIP only provides that a government institution may transfer the access to information request to another government institution, not to a local authority. This is just one of many subtle differences between FOIP and LA FOIP that requires a careful read to ensure compliance.

Did you know

…that if you are making an access to information request to a trustee for your personal health information, you can make an oral request? You can, but if you are dissatisfied with the outcome, you cannot request a review by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Instead, you may want to submit a written request in the event you may need to later appeal the decision of the trustee.

Did you know

…that there is an application fee when making an access to information request to a local authority, but not one if that access to information request is made to a government institution? The application fee that must be provided at the time an access to information request is made to a local authority, such as a town, is $20.00.

Did you know

…that there is no obligation for any entity bound by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or The Health Information Protection Act to provide answers to questions? The right of access is to records that exist at the time the access to information request is made, not those that would have to be created to provide answers to questions.