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(b) a judgment or order given or made in public, and  
 
(b) a judgment or order given or made in public, and  
 
c) any other document (with the court's gives permission)
 
c) any other document (with the court's gives permission)
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===Medical Records===
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*[[Access to Health Records Act 1990]] Access to the health records of deceased people
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*[[Medical Records 1988]]
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* More information & FAQs on access to Medical Information using these acts is available on the Dept of Health's website[http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyourorganisation/Informationpolicy/Patientconfidentialityandcaldicottguardians/DH_4084411]
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
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*[[Adoption Act 1976]]
 
*[[Adoption Act 1976]]
 
*[[Coal Industry Act 1994]] s57
 
*[[Coal Industry Act 1994]] s57
*[[Medical Records 1988]]
 
 
*[[Radioactive Substances Act 1993]] s39
 
*[[Radioactive Substances Act 1993]] s39

Revision as of 20:50, 10 March 2009

Main laws for accessing information

The following sections are the various laws that apply to FOI requests. Each section contains more details on process and exemption guidance:

England, Wales & Northern Ireland:


Scotland

United Kingdom

Joint North/South Bodies (Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland)

Other laws giving rights to information

These lists are not exhaustive.

Local Authorities


Court Records

Rule 5.4 of the Civil Procedure Rules covers with access to court documents in civil proceedings in the county courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Under that rule (on payment of the set fee) can inspect and take a copy of: (a) a claim form which has been served, (b) a judgment or order given or made in public, and c) any other document (with the court's gives permission)

Medical Records

Other