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FOI Fees


A Mandatory Application fee of $5.00 must accompany a request for either personal or general information.

General Records


  • Photocopies and computer printouts - $0.20 per page
  • Records provided on CD - $10.00 per each CD
  • Manually searching a record  - $7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person
  • Preparing a record for disclosure - $7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person
  • Machine Readable Record (i.e. developing a computer program or producing a new record) - $15.00 for each 15 minutes spent by any person
  • Costs that are invoiced to the hospital (i.e. Computer costs, locating, retrieving, processing and copying the records) - Actual costs incurred
  • Shipping Costs - Current Postal Rates

Personal Information Requests Amount/Rate


  • Photocopies and computer printouts - $0.20 per page
  • Records provided on CD - $10.00 per each CD
  • Machine Readable Record (i.e. developing a computer program or producing a new record) - $15.00 for each 15 minutes spent by any person
  • Costs that are invoiced to the hospital (i.e. Computer costs, locating, retrieving, processing and copying the records) - Actual costs incurred

If the fee estimate is less than $100.00: A decision letter will be sent to the requester with an estimate of any applicable fees in connection with the request. Once the fee is paid, the hospital will complete all work necessary to respond to the request. If the actual costs exceed the original estimate by more than $20.00 the requester is required to pay the balance before the information is released.


If the fee estimate is $100.00 or more: A decision letter will be sent to the requester with an estimate of any applicable fees in connection with the request. A 50% deposit is required before the hospital generates the requested information. Once the hospital has completed the request, the remaining balance must be paid in full before the information is released to the requestor.


Fee Information:

  1. Fees are set by the Information & Privacy Commissioner in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  2. The Act contemplates a user-pay principal. If you wish to ask for a waiver of the fee, please notify Supervisor of Privacy & FOI as soon as possible. You may be required to provide proof to support any waiver claims.
  3. If you disagree with any aspect of the fees, you may appeal to the Information & Privacy Commissioner. The Commissioner can be reached at: 2 Bloor Street East, Ste 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1A8, (416) 326-3333.
  4. The application fee cannot be waived. Sales Taxes do not apply to any fees charged by Humber River Hospital under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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