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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Health (the ministry) is responsible for licensing independent health facilities (IHFs), which are clinics that perform procedures funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan that are normally done in hospitals. The ministry contracts with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to conduct assessments of IHFs. An IHF that offers ... Read More

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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Toronto Police Services Board (the police) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to a specified occurrence. The police issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive records with severances under the discretionary personal privacy exemption at section 38( ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

In Interim Order MO-3814-I, the adjudicator ordered the institution to conduct a further search for records which would identify the security officer on duty on a specified day the appellant attended the region’s office. In this final order, the adjudicator finds that the region’s further search is reasonable and dismisses the appeal. ... Read More