Updating information in the health collection
(For instance, if information is readily available in an electronic form and a print out is provided.) An organisation may therefore decide not to charge a fee, or to charge the maximum fee permitted in the particular case, or a lesser fee.The Act does not permit a fee to be charged for lodging a request for access. There are three main areas where the regulations fix maximum fees.
The (the regulations) are the regulations that currently apply.
Public sector organisations (such as Government Departments and public hospitals) and others who are subject to the .
2.2 "Second opinion" about serious threat The Act (Part 5) and the FOI Act (s 33) both contain a special procedure that applies when a person applies for health information about them.
A key objective of the regulations is to strike an appropriate balance between allowing adequate cost recovery for organisations and not setting maximum fees that are prohibitive for applicants.
These regulations apply when an individual is exercising a statutory right to obtain access to, or requests the transfer of, health information under the Act.
Therefore this has changed to be expressed in terms of a half-hour, although the Regulations provide for charges to be made in quarter-hour increments.) Item 3 above (providing a copy) is most relevant, as most individuals who are seeking access request a copy of their records. Organisations are encouraged to consider whether a charge is appropriate in relation to each request.