FIPPA requires Ontario hospitals to publish an indexed compilation of certain information about records held by the hospitals – referred to as the directory of records (DOR). Beginning January 1, 2012, Ontario hospitals are required to participate in the creation of the DOR. The DOR below sets out the types of records maintained by GRH. The DOR is intended to help requesters make freedom of information (FOI) requests to GRH.
Requesters can refer to the DOR and can rely on it to help focus and narrow their FOI requests. This is to the advantage of both hospitals and requesters, as focused and narrow requests generally result in faster search and response times. This reduces the amount of hospital resources required to respond to FOI requests and lowers the fees charged to the requester.
GRH is committed to open and transparent operations, as such, we are committed to continuously updating the DOR as new records are identified. Please do not hesitate to contact the privacy and access office if you have any questions. Please click here to access our directory of records
Please note that some records or parts of records will be subject to certain exemptions and exclusions under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). To learn more about exemptions and exclusions under FIPPA please feel free to visit our exemptions and exclusions page. You may also fill out our FIPPA Request Form and submit it to:
GRH privacy and access office
PO Box 9056, 853 King St. West
Kitchener, ON N2G1G3