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Home » Access & Privacy » The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our government is reducing operations to essential services to limit exposure to COVID-19 while balancing the need to continue essential operations.

Your access request is important, however our organizations ability to respond to requests within the acts legislated time frames may be impacted until the situation stabilizes. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please contact the Shared Health Access and Privacy Department at 204-926-8022 if you wish to discuss.

This Act provides a right of access to information in records held by public bodies. WRHA is a public body as defined by the Act. With certain limited exceptions, you may see and obtain copies of records from WRHA.

FIPPA also protects your personal information. There are clear and certain rules for collection, use and disclosure of personal information by public bodies.

FIPPA does not apply to personal health information contained in medical records. For information about accessing your personal health information, refer to our section on PHIA.