The DSSAB adheres to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) regarding both access to held information and the privacy and protection of held personal information.
PHIPA governs the handling of all personal health information by the DSSAB. MFIPPA governs all non-health-related personal information and other records in the DSSAB’s possession. These two laws regulate how the DSSAB may collect, use, retain, disclose, and dispose of your personal information.
The DSSAB is committed to the responsible collection, use and disclosure of information and only to the extent necessary for employment and the services we provide. The DSSAB endeavours to be open and transparent in how we handle personal information.
For more information on your health privacy rights such as when and what can be collected, how the information is used, consent and disclosures, please visit the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario’s website.
Freedom of Information Requests, Privacy and Personal Information Requests
For more information about our privacy practices, or to make a Freedom of Information Request for information held by the DSSAB, contact our Privacy Officer:
1 Beechwood Drive, Parry Sound, ON. P2A 1J2
(705) 746-7777 ext. 5264
Fees: Ontario Regulation 823 sets out the specific fees to be charged for processing a Freedom of Information Request.
Making a privacy complaint:
The DSSAB is committed to collecting, using, and disclosing information responsibly and will ensure that safeguards are in place to ensure accountability. Should a privacy violation complaint be received, the DSSAB will endeavor to resolve complaints in a timely manner and take appropriate measures to alleviate recurrences.
The DSSAB investigates all privacy violation complaints. If a complaint is found to be justified, the DSSAB will take appropriate measures, including disciplinary action and/or amendment of its policies and practices, if warranted. Should a breach of confidentiality be found to have occurred, the Privacy Officer adheres to the Privacy Breach Protocol.
All privacy or private health information complaints relating to the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and disposal of personal information must be forwarded to the Privacy Officer, in writing.
The DSSAB is committed to ensuring equal access for people with disabilities. We believe in integration and are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers by meeting the accessibility requirements under Ontario’s accessibility laws. This website follows guidelines to ensure that access to information is available to all.
If information posted does not meet your needs need, please contact the Communications Officer at 705-746-7777 Ext. 5264.