On March 21, 1989, a request was submitted to the Ministry of Health (the "institution") under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987, as amended (the "Act"). The requester sought access to:
Health Discipline Board file re: hearing on 21/March/89 in Queenston Rm *Please provide complete copy of the file - by Reg'd Mail.
On May 5, 1989, the institution provided access to part of the requested records and responded to the balance of the request in the following manner:
Some of the material requested has been severed from the record under the authority of one of the exemptions from disclosure provided for in the Act. Where material has been severed the legal authority is noted in the margin next to the information removed.
The exemptions used are: Section 49(a), 20, and 49(b) personal information, health and safety. Mr. B.H. Barrett, Chairman of the Health Disciplines Board was responsible for the decision.
On June 14, 1989, the requester again wrote to the institution. The relevant portion of this letter reads as follows:
I would like to request the copy of the complete file with respect to the hearing of Health Disciplines Board dated March 21/1989.
I am applying the above request under the Freedom of Information Act.
According to an official with the institution, the institution did not receive this letter.