Freedom of Information

As of January 1, 2012, Haliburton Highlands Health Services is subject to Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  FIPPA provides public access to information and the protection of personal privacy, the two key principles of the Act.  HHHS values these principles and strives to protect the privacy of individuals whose personal information we hold and provides them with a right of access to their own personal information.

For the purpose of FIPPA, personal information does not include personal health information, which is subject to the provincial Personal Health Information Protection Act.

Access to information is subject to limited and specific exemptions, some of which are mandatory  while others are discretionary.   In addition, there are certain exclusions to access where FIPPA  does not apply.   FIPPA outlines requirements for the collection, use, disclosure, retention and  disposal of personal information.

The Office of the Freedom Of Information (FOI) and Privacy Co-ordinator has primary responsibility for administering FIPPA    as delegated by the Chair of the HHHS Board of Directors.   All formal requests under the Act must be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator.

Click here for the complete Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Further details and request forms:

Contact Information

HHHS Contact Information:

The Office of the Freedom of Information & Privacy Co-ordinator
Haliburton Highlands Health Services 
7199 Gelert Road, Box 115, Haliburton, ON  K0M1S0
705-457-1392 X 2222  / Administration Office of HHHS 705-457-2527

Confidential Fax for Delivery of Personal Health Information

705-457-4862 (for Haliburton) and 705-286-4254 (for Minden)

The Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON. M4W1A8

Phone:  416-326-3333 / Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073   (Within Ontario)