• Legislation Passed To Extend the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to Hospitals
  • December 21, 2010 | Authors: Bonnie Freedman; Patrick J. Hawkins; Heather K. Pessione
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Toronto Office
  • Legislation which was passed by the Ontario government on December 2, 2010 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2010 will make Ontario hospitals subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) as of January 1, 2012. Pursuant to the amendments in Part VIII of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the Act), public and private hospitals are now designated as “institutions” subject to FIPPA.