Turner and Department of Health

Application number:
1996 S0040
Decision date:
Friday, May 30, 1997
(1997) 4 QAR 23

Turner and Northern Downs District Health Service (Department of Health)
(1996 S0040, 30 May 1997)

The Information Commissioner decided that an applicant seeking to obtain access to medical records concerning her late father was required to pay a $30 application fee under the FOI Regulation, as the documents sought did not concern the applicant's personal affairs. 

The Information Commissioner rejected arguments that the applicant's status as next of kin, and as personal representative (executrix) of her late father's estate (the FOI access application being made, she argued, in a representative capacity, on behalf of her late father) meant that no application fee was payable.