Access to Information and Privacy
The Patented Medicine Prices Review is committed to protecting information it holds to administer its programs as well as to adhere to the requirements of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
The Access to Information Act governs access to information contained in federal government records. It establishes the rights of all individuals and corporate entities present in Canada to have access to information contained in federal government records. The Access to Information Act came into effect in July 1983.
The Privacy Act governs the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information and gives all individuals in Canada access to information about themselves.
The Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator, Board Secretariat and Communications Division, is responsible for administering the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, as well as associated Treasury Board Policies and Directives on behalf of the PMPRB. The ATIP group responds to requests for records under the Access to Information Act and for personal information under the Privacy Act. It also works with requestors to ensure that they understand how best to obtain records that are held by the PMPRB and to help explain how it implements the Acts.
The PMRPB reports to Parliament annually outlining the volume of access to information and privacy requests received, and how the Department has responded to those requests.