Freedom of Information

Privacy

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of all personal health information that has been entrusted to us. AMGH provides this protection, in part, by complying with Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, enacted on November 1, 2004 and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990.

 

The Privacy Office at AMGH is committed to providing patients with a high level of privacy and confidentiality for their personal health information.

 

Freedom of Information (FOI)

On January 1, 2012, Ontario hospitals become subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The purpose of FIPPA is to provide the general public with a right of access to information held by institutions, while protecting the privacy of individuals whose personal information is held by institutions.


Please note:

Access to personal health information, such as in a patient's medical chart, is not available under FIPPA. The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) applies to a patient's medical information and the hospital protects medical information in accordance with PHIPA. You are able to access or correct your own personal health information by contacting the Health Records department.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about making an access to information request under FIPPA, please contact:

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital

120 Napier Street

Goderich, ON

N7A 1W5

519-524-8689, ext. 5713

Email privacyofficer@amgh.ca