Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA)

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador proclaimed the access provisions of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) on January 17, 2005.   It applies to all public bodies (defined in the Act), including government departments, agencies, health boards, school boards and municipalities.   The privacy provisions of the legislation (Part IV) were proclaimed on January 16, 2008.

The purpose of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) 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 is 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 the ATIPPA every five years. 
  • Members of the public may request information in the custody or control of Western Health. A request form can be obtained by clicking on "ATIPP Application Form" below.

ATIPP Application Form

For more information please contact the Access and Privacy Coordinator for our organization:

Sherri Tiller-Park
Access and Privacy Coordinator
Western Health
P.O. Box 2005
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J7

Telephone: (709) 637-5000, ext. 5248