This letter constitutes my Order in the appeal by [named individual] (the "appellant") of the decision by the Ministry of Health (the "institution"), regarding the appellant's request for records under theFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 (the "Act").
On March 17, 1989 the institution received a letter from the appellant seeking access to the following:
...information which I was denied during a Health Disciplines Board review on November 27, 1986. In particular, I would appreciate access of (sic) letters by Dr. [named individual], Dr. [named individual], and my attorney [named individual]. (File #1159)
On April 7, 1989, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator (the "Co-ordinator") for the institution wrote to the authors of the letters referred to in the request (the "affected persons"), pursuant to section 28 of the Act, and advised the appellant accordingly.
One of the affected persons consented to the release of her letter, and the Co-ordinator disclosed this letter to the appellant on May 5, 1989. After considering the responses from the other affected persons, the Deputy Minister of Health advised the appellant that:
Access has been denied to the letters you requested from one of the doctors and the lawyer under section 20 of the Act.