Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act requires ACT Government agencies to make information available about the way they are organised,the functions they administer, the decisions they make, public involvement in their work,documents they hold and how you can see them, and the rules and practices used in making decisions that affect you.
Please note you cannot obtain Health Records under the FOI Act. Health records should be requested under the ACT Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997.
Your rights under the ACT Freedom of Information Act 1989
The Freedom of Information Act 1989 gives you the legal right to:
- request access to documents (including those about your personal affairs) held by ACT Ministers, their Departments and some statutory authorities. In this web page these bodies are called agencies;
- ask for information concerning you to be changed if it is incomplete, out of date, incorrect or misleading; and
- appeal against a decision not to grant access to a document or amend or notate a personal record.
For more information on how you can obtain these documents download the documents below.
Freedom of Information information and forms
FOI Application under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1989
Section 7 and 8 Statements - Directorate Structure, Functions, Publications and Manuals
Section 7 of the FOI Act requires Directorates to provide a public statement about the structure and functions of the Directorate.
Section 8 of the FOI Act requires Directorates to make available a list of all publicly accessible publications and manuals. ACT Health has a wide variety of publications; a number of which are available on this website. Should you require a publication that is not available on the ACT Health website, you may request a copy from the FOI Coordinator by emailing HealthFOI@act.gov.au
Call the ACT Health Freedom of Information Coordinator on (02) 6205 1340 or make an appointment to discuss your request.