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Privacy Policy

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Patient Safety

FIPPA at Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital

Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The Hospital promotes a culture of openness and accountability within the organization. To ensure full compliance with the Act, the Hospital has designated a Privacy Officer who will process freedom of information requests and oversee the protection of privacy.

The act has two main purposes:

  • To make public bodies more transparent and accountable by providing individuals with the right of access to government records.
  • To protect personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public bodies.

Upon request, the Hospital must provide records subject to limited exemptions as provided in the Act. Read more about FIPPA

Personal Health Information cannot be accessed through the freedom of information process. Read information about the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) if you are seeking access to your health records.

Requesting Access to Hospital Records

You do not always need to submit a formal freedom of information request to access information from the Hospital.

  • Information is posted on our website. In the coming months expect to see our site grow as we continue to add information of interest to the public. Our site will contain readily available records including Board minutes of meetings, hospital statistics, plans, reports and other documents.
  • If you cannot find the information that you seek online, consider requesting the information informally. This means requesting information from our hospital administration that you think may have what you are looking for. You will be assisted with your request and told whether the information can be provided to you informally, or whether you will have to submit a freedom of information request.

Our Directory of Records provides a general overview of the information/records held by our hospital. The Directory of Personal Information Banks provides a general overview of what personal information is held by our hospital.

Formal Request

If you are not able to find the information that you are looking for online or by requesting the information from the Hospital informally, you may submit a formal freedom of information request. View instructions for completing an Access Request.


Monique Therrien-Bellaire
Information Management Coordinator/Privacy Officer

Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital
P.O. Box 70, 217 Turcotte Park Road
Mattawa ON, P0H 1V0
(705) 744-5511


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