Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA)

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) is a provincial law that governs provincial public bodies (defined in the Act), including government departments, agencies, health boards, school boards and municipalities. 

The purpose of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) is to make government more open and accountable.  It does so in a number of ways:

  • Gives people the right to access government held records
  • Requires government to report annually to the House of Assembly on the administration of the ATIPPA
  • Establishes an ATIPP Office to oversee the administration and coordination of the ATIPPA
  • Establishes the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner which will be an independent review mechanism for people who believe they have been unfairly denied access to information or have a complaint about how a request was handled
  • Requires a comprehensive review of ATIPPA every five years

The key purpose of ATIPP is to protect the privacy of individuals whose personal information is held by public bodies. 

The general public may request information in the custody or control of Central Health within the provisions of the legislation.  For more information please contact the Access and Privacy Coordinator for our organization:

Regional Privacy Manager
Access and Privacy Coordinator
Central Health
James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre
Gander, NL A1V 1P7
Telephone: (709) 256-5743
Email: Access and Privacy Coordinator