Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1997 came into force on 21st April 1998 and was amended on 11th April 2003. The Act as amended was applied to the Medical Council on 31st May 2006.

The Freedom of Information Act 1997 established three statutory rights;

  • A legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies;
  • A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
  • A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself;

The Act asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information, to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.You do not have to give reasons for why you want to see records. If you are not given the record that you ask for, we will give you the reason why.

Click on the links below to download the Freedom of Information Acts
Freedom of Information Act, 1997.pdf

Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act, 2003.pdf