Access to Documents
The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) is subject to the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, CQLR c A-2.1 (the Act). The Act applies to documents held by the FRQS in the performance of its duties, whether the documents are recorded in writing or print, on sound tape or film, in computerized form, or otherwise.
Making a Request for Access to Information
In accordance with the Act and subject to any applicable restrictions, every person has a right of access, upon request, to the administrative documents held by the FRQS.
All persons have the right to be informed of the existence of personal information concerning them in a personal information file and to obtain any personal information kept on them, subject to certain restrictions set out in the Act.
Furthermore, all persons who receive confirmation of the existence of personal information concerning them on a file may request that the file be corrected if the information is inaccurate, incomplete or equivocal, or if the collection, release or keeping of the information is not authorized by law.
Submitting a Request
Requests for access to a document held by the FRQS or for the correction of personal information must be addressed to the person responsible for access to information and the protection of personal information (Person Responsible for Access). Although requests can be made orally or in writing, written requests (by mail or email) are recommended since only written requests can be revised by the Commission d'accès à l'information.
A request for access to a document must be sufficiently precise to allow the document to be located by the Person Responsible for Access. It is important to provide complete contact information (postal address, email address and phone number) in order to allow for prompt processing of your request.
Person Responsible for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information at the FRQS
The Act makes provisions for the appointment of a person responsible for access to information and the protection of personal information (Person Responsible for Access) within every public body in Québec. The Person Responsible for Access is in charge of making sure that the public body he/she represents fulfills its responsibilities regarding access to information and the protection of personal information. He/she is also responsible for receiving and treating the requests for document access sent to the public body.
At the FRQS, the Person Responsible for Access is the Director of Ethics and Legal Affairs, whose contact information is provided below:
Person responsible for access to information and the protection of personal information
Director of Ethics and Legal Affairs
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé
500, Sherbrooke St. West, suite 800
Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C6
Tel.: 514 873-2114
Fax: 514 873-8768
Processing Time for a Request for Access to a Document
The Person Responsible for Access will give you written notice of the date your request is received, if your request is made in writing, and will inform you, in writing, of the decision made, not later than twenty (20) days from said reception date. Under certain circumstances, this time limit may be extended by a maximum of (10) days. In that case, you will receive notice of the delay.
Request for Information
If your request is not a request for access to information or you are rather seeking information about the programs of the FRQS, please contact Julie Gaudreau of the Programs Office.
Last update: April 2015