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Freedom of Information Requests

The BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) provides the public with a right of access to records in the custody and control of PHSA.

What is a record?

A record is information in any form and includes electronic files, paper files, photographs, recorded or stored in any manner (e.g. includes voicemails, notes, emails). Some records, or information within records, such as the personal information of third parties, may be withheld in accordance with the limited exceptions outlined in FIPPA

How to request a corporate record

You can complete the general Request for Access to Records form or send a written request.

You must submit either the Request for Access to Records form or your written request using one of the following methods:

  • Mail:
    Attn: Senior Director, Information Access & Privacy Services
    200 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1
  • Fax: 604 675-7224
  • Email:
There is a non-refundable $10 application fee for each general FOI request.

There is no application fee for personal FOI requests.

Information Access and Privacy Services (IAPS) processes 
all formal, non-routine requests  for records. This includes all requests for non-clinical records. 

IAPS will confirm receipt of your request and provide information about next steps. 

If you have questions, please connect with us though the mail, fax, or email contacts noted above, or call us at 1-855-229-9800.

PHSA processes FOI requests for these programs

  • BC Cancer 
  • BC Centre for Disease Control
  • BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre
  • BC Emergency Health Services
  • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services 
  • BC Renal 
  • BC Transplant
  • BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
  • Cardiac Services BC
  • Correctional Health Services BC
  • Perinatal Services BC
  • Trans Care BC

How to request a health record

To request your own health record or those of your child from a  PHSA program, please visit: 
Please note if the request is for your own records, you will be asked to provide proof of your identity, such as government-issued identification. 

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