Access To Information

You may request access to information at Lakeridge Health under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). FIPPA provides members of the public with a general right of access to information within our hospital’s custody or control as of Jan. 1, 2007 (with limited exceptions and exclusions).

Health records and personal health information are not subject to FIPPA. Please refer to the Lakeridge Health privacy page for information about accessing your health records/information.

Requesting Access to Information under FIPPA

Anyone can make a formal request under FIPPA by mailing or delivering a written request to Lakeridge Health’s Privacy Office at:

Privacy Office – Lakeridge Health
1 Hospital CourtOshawa, ON L1G 2B9


For your request to be considered complete it must meet the following criteria:

  • Be made in writing and directed to Lakeridge Health’s Privacy Office.
  • Include a $5.00 application fee in the form of a cheque or money order made out to Lakeridge Health.
  • Provide enough detail for Lakeridge Health staff to locate the information you are requesting with a reasonable search. If we require additional information, you will be contacted.


In addition to the $5 application fee, the fees listed below may also apply to your request (as permitted by FIPPA). For each access request received, Lakeridge Health will provide you with a fee estimate. If the fees associated with your request are estimated to exceed $100, we will require a 50 per cent deposit prior to proceeding. We will always advise you of any fees up-front, before processing your request.

Fees for Access to Information Services
Service TypeFee
Search Time $7.50 per 15 minutes required to search and retrieve records.
Record preparation $7.50 per 15 minutes required to prepare records for release.
Photocopying 20 cents per page
Computer programming $15.00 per 15 minutes if needed to develop a program to retrieve information.
Discs/CDs $10.00 each
External Costs Any other costs incurred in responding to a request for access to a record
Shipping Actual costs to deliver as indicated by requestor.

For more information, please contact the Privacy Office.

Records and Information at Lakeridge Health

The records that interest you may already be easily accessible online. Included below are links to Lakeridge Health’s Directory of Records as well as frequently requested items.

Directory of Records

Directory of Records and Personal Information Banks (PDF)

Internal Links

External Links

Salary disclosure under the Public Sectory Salary Disclosure Act(“Sunshine List”)