2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Director McNeilly did nothing. He refused my request to reopen my complaint with no reason given. He did not have any concern for the victims who needed their files for renewal and did nothing to get them released. He further had "hurt feelings" by the lack of deference I showed him in my request for reconsideration and I quote:
A full year and a half passed and in the course of discussing with a counselor from the IPC regarding another unrelated FOI matter, I happened to mention my file problem and was delighted to find that Medical Files were special with their own Privacy Law and after following the instructions I am hereby submitting my Request To Access Personal Health Information.
I made contact with Dr. Kamermans by phone in New Mexico where he now practices and he informed me he would be delighted to confirm that he no longer had my file and it was in the custody of the OPP. Accordingly I filled in a Request, sent it to him and he signed and returned it to me.(attached). With that return he included a personal note indicating that he was prepared to, and wished he could do the same for the other 4000 of his patients who were not able to get their files returned.( copy also attached)
I considered that possibility: All those files should be released. It should not be necessary for Dr. Kamermans to locate every victim after three years delay, to advise them of the process for recovery, and have each of them submit a request for recovery of their Personal Health Information. Since all the details of the seizure are the same for each of the other patient files I would like my request to be considered a collective request for my peers. If you decide mine warrants investigation then you are by default searching for the others because they are all together in storage. That avoids tremendous duplication and waste of time.
Please advise re the acceptability of my request and any additional steps that are required of me. Please also advise whether each of the 4000 victims has to apply individually. If they do I will contact Dr. Kamermans, advise him and try to figure how to contact all of them.
Thank you for your consideration:
Could you please reply by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
#255 10202-149St. Surrey BC V3R 3Z8
Phn: 604-585-0236 E-mail: email@example.com
- My Request to Access Personal Health Information, and
- A copy of Dr. Kamermans’ note agreeing to sign all such requests if necessary.