Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre complies with the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This act provides the right for anyone to access information held by our hospital with some exemptions and exclusions. FIPPA applies to general information and an individual’s own personal information but excludes information about personal health, employment and other exclusions found within the Act. FIPPA applies to hospitals as of January 1, 2012, but is retrospective to January 1, 2007.

Under FIPPA, “personal information” means recorded information about an individual that is not health information. This may include the individual’s name, address, sex, age, race, education, financial or employment history – and any other information about the individual. FIPPA protects the privacy of an individual’s personal information. The only person who has a right to access personal information is the individual to whom the information pertains to.

To Make an Access Request

To make a request for access to general or personal information may be made by completing the FOI Access Request Form. Written requests that refer to the Act will also be accepted. Each Access Request Form must be submitted with a non-refundable $5.00 application fee.

Forward completed form, along with the non-refundable $5.00 application fee, to:

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Manager of Health Information, Admitting & Privacy
PO Box 909
Sioux Lookout, ON     P8T 1B4

Please make the cheque payable to “Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre”

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre will respond to your request within 30 days.

Either providing access to the requested information or notifying you that the information cannot be released under specific provisions of the Act. If Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre requires a time extension to prepare the response, you will be notified within 30 calendar days of making your request.

Questions? Call (807) 737-6551 or email

Forms and Resources

Freedom of Information Fees

Freedom of Information Policy

Freedom of Information Access Request Form

Directory of Records