In Ontario there are a few guidelines on what is a fair amount to charge for the release of medical records from healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, etc.). Sometimes those fees aren't made completely clear during the process. We've put together a short guide for you to understand what guidelines have been put in place. NOTE: THE BELOW FEES ARE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS AND ARE NOT REGULATED AMOUNTS.
An administrative fee of $30.00 shall apply to all of the above listed requestors. This includes an initial set amount for photocopying and/or printing of a record and shall include pages 1 - 20. This fee may also be charged when a search does not yield a return of a patient’s record.
HST will be applied to all release of information requests for Canadian customers.
** The enclosed fee schedule is an interpretation of the IPC recommendations which can be found in full here. The interpretations are provided by UHN and the Toronto Central LHIN.