Freedom of Information

Welcome to Health Sciences North’s (HSN) Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy (FIPPA) web page.  The purpose of FIPPA is to provide the public with access to information and to protect the privacy of individuals whose personal information we have in our custody or under our control.  HSN has established a Freedom of Information (FOI) Office to administer general and personal information access requests received under FIPPA.

Contact the FOI Office Coordinator

Health Sciences North | Horizon Santé-Nord
Information Technology Department
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
865 Regent Street South
Sudbury, ON P3E 3Y9

Phone:  705.523.7100 Ext. 3982

What is FIPPA?

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requires  public institutions to protect the privacy of your personal information that is in their custody or under their control. It also gives you the right to request access to any information held by the institution, including general records and records containing your own personal information.

“Personal information” means recorded information about an individual. This may include your name, address, sex, age, education, employment history – and any other information about you. FIPPA does not apply to Personal Health Information (PHI) which is information about your health or health care history. This type of information is subject to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). If you are seeking access or correction to your PHI please contact our Health Information Services Department.