Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
British Columbia, Bill 50 - 1992, Bill 62 - 1993.


SCHEDULE 1 - Definitions

In this Act
"aboriginal government"
means an aboriginal organization exercising governmental functions;
"adjudicator"
means a person designated under section 60;
"commissioner"
means the commissioner appointed under section 37(1) or 39(1);
"educational body"
means
(a) a university as defined in the University Act,
(b) the University of Northern British Columbia,
(c) an institution as defined in the College and Institute Act,
(d) the British Columbia Institute of Technology continued under the Institute of Technology Act,
(e) the Open Learning Agency established under the Open Learning Agency Act, or
(f) a board as defined in the School Act;
"employee", in relation to a public body,
includes a person retained under a contract to perform services for the public body;
"exercise of prosecutorial discretion"
means the exercise by Crown Counsel, or by a special prosecutor, of a duty or power under the Crown Counsel Act, including the duty or power
(a) to approve or not to approve a prosecution,
(b) to stay a proceeding,
(c) to prepare for a hearing or trial,
(d) to conduct a hearing or trial,
(e) to take a position on sentence, and
(f) to initiate an appeal;
"head", in relation to a public body,
means
(a) if the public body is a ministry or office of the government of British Columbia, the member of the Executive Council who presides over it,
(b) if the public body is designated in, or added by regulation to, Schedule 2, the person designated as the head of that public body in that Schedule or by regulation,
(c) in any other case, the person or group of persons designated under section 76.1 as the head of the public body;
"health care body"
means
(a) a hospital as defined in section 1 of the Hospital Act,
(b) a Provincial auxiliary hospital established under the Hospital (Auxiliary) Act,
(c) a regional hospital district and a regional hospital district board under the Hospital District Act,
(d) a local board of health as defined in the Health Act,
(e) a metropolitan board of health established under the Health Act, or
(f) a Provincial mental health facility as defined in the Mental Health Act;
"judicial administration record"
means a record containing information relating to a judge, master or a justice of the peace, including
(a) scheduling of judges and trials,
(b) content of judicial training programs,
(c) statistics of judicial activity prepared by or for a judge, and
(d) a record of the judicial council of the Provincial Court.
"law enforcement"
means
(a) policing, including criminal intelligence operations,
(b) investigations that lead or could lead to a penalty or sanction being imposed, or
(c) proceedings that lead or could lead to a penalty or sanction being imposed;
[Order 13, Order 36]
"local government body"
means
(a) a municipality as defined in the Municipal Act or the Resort Municipality of Whistler Act,
(b) the City of Vancouver,
(c) a regional district as defined in section 766 of the Municipal Act,
(d) an improvement district as defined in the Municipal Act,
(e) a local area as defined in the Local Services Act,
(f) a greater board as defined in section 943 of the Municipal Act or any incorporated board that provides similar services and is incorporated by letters patent,
(g) a board of variance established under section 961 of the Municipal Act or section 572 of the Vancouver Charter,
(h) the trust council, the executive committee, a local trust committee and the trust fund board, as these are defined in the Islands Trust Act,
(i) the Okanagan Basin Water Board,
(j) a water users' community as defined in the Water Act,
(k) the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Board,
(l) a municipal police board established under section 23 of the Police Act,
(m) a library board as defined in the Library Act,
(n) any board, committee, commission, panel, agency or corporation that is created or owned by a body referred to in paragraphs (a) to (m) and all the members or officers of which are appointed or chosen by or under the authority of that body, or
(o) a board of cemetery trustees established under section 18 of the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act;
"local public body"
means
(a) a local government body,
(b) a health care body,
(c) an educational body, or
(d) a governing body of a profession or occupation, if the governing body is designated in, or added by regulation to, Schedule 3;
"minister responsible for this Act"
means the member of the Executive Council charged by order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council with the administration of this Act;
"officer of the Legislature"
means the Auditor General, the Commissioner appointed under the Members' Conflict of Interest Act, the Information and Privacy Commissioner or the Ombudsman;
"personal information"
means recorded information about an identifiable individual, including
(a) the individual's name, address or telephone number,
(b) the individual's race, national or ethnic origin, colour, or religious or political beliefs or associations,
(c) the individual's age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or family status,
(d) an identifying number, symbol or other particular assigned to the individual,
(e) the individual's fingerprints, blood type or inheritable characteristics,
(f) information about the individual's health care history, including a physical or mental disability,
(g) information about the individual's educational, financial, criminal or employment history,
(h) anyone else's opinions about the individual, and
(i) the individual's personal views or opinions, except if they are about someone else;
[Order 27]
"personal information bank"
means a collection of personal information that is organized or retrievable by the name of an individual or by an identifying number, symbol or other particular assigned to an individual;
"prosecution"
means the prosecution of an offence under an enactment of British Columbia or Canada;
"public body"
means
(a) a ministry of the government of British Columbia,
(b) an agency, board, commission, corporation, office or other body designated in, or added by regulation to, Schedule 2,
(c) a local public body,
but does not include
(d) the office of a person who is a member or officer of the Legislative Assembly, or
(e) the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court or Provincial Court;
"record"
includes books, documents, maps, drawings, photographs, letters, vouchers, papers and any other thing on which information is recorded or stored by graphic, electronic, mechanical or other means, but does not include a computer program or any other mechanism that produces records;
"third party", in relation to a request for access to a record or for correction of personal information,
means any person, group of persons or organization other than
(a) the person who made the request, or
(b) a public body;
"trade secret"
means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, product, method, technique or process, that
(a) is used, or may be used, in business or for any commercial advantage,
(b) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use,
(c) is the subject of reasonable efforts to prevent it from becoming generally known, and
(d) the disclosure of which would result in harm or improper benefit.

SCHEDULE 2 - Public Bodies


Public Body				Head
Advisory Committee to the Minister of Health and Medical Services Commission Minister Responsible for Seniors Appeal Boards (Forest Act and Minister of Forests Range Act)(each Board) Aquaculture Industry Advisory Board Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Assessment Appeal Board Chair Assessment Committee Minister of Health and (Mental Health Act) Minister Responsible for Seniors Audit Committee Minister of Health and (Medical Service Act) Minister Responsible for Seniors Auditor Certification Board Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations B.C. Mushroom Marketing Board Chair B.C. Pavilion Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors Blueberry Industry Development Council Chair Board of Brand Commissioners Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Board of Examiners (Education) Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights Board of Examiners (Municipal Affairs) Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Boards of Cemetery Trustees Minister of Labour and Consumer (each Board) Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Boards of Reference (each Board) Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights British Columbia Agricultural Industry Chair Development Council British Columbia Arts Board Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Assessment Authority Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Board of Parole Chair British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Chair Commission British Columbia Buildings Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Chicken Marketing Chair Board British Columbia Community Minister of Tourism and Pride Program Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Council on Admissions Minister of Advanced Education, and Transfer Training and Technology British Columbia Council Minister of Education and of Human Rights Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights British Columbia Courthouse Library Chair Society British Columbia Cranberry Marketing Chair Board British Columbia Educational Minister of Finance and Institution Capital Financing Corporate Relations Authority British Columbia Egg Marketing Board Chair British Columbia Energy Council Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia Ferry Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Festival of the Arts Minister of Tourism and Society Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Film Development Minister of Tourism and Society Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Forest Museum Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Forest Research Minister of Forests Advisory Committee British Columbia Game Farm Advisory Minister of Agriculture, Council Fisheries and Food British Columbia Gaming Commission Chair British Columbia Grape Marketing Board Chair British Columbia Health Research Minister of Health and Minister Foundation Responsible for Seniors British Columbia Heritage Trust Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture British Columbia Hog Marketing Chair Commission British Columbia Housing and Employment Minister of Finance and Development Financing Authority Corporate Relations British Columbia Housing Management Chair Commission British Columbia Hydro and Power Chair of the Board of Directors Authority British Columbia Lottery Corporation President British Columbia Marketing Board Chair British Columbia Milk Marketing Board Chair British Columbia Oyster Board Chair British Columbia Peace River Grain Chair Development Council British Columbia Petroleum Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Petroleum Corporation General Manager (Kitimat) British Columbia Police Commission Chair British Columbia Racing Commission Chair British Columbia Regional Hospital Minister of Finance and Districts Financing Authority Corporate Relations British Columbia Review Board Chair British Columbia Round Table on the Minister of Environment, Environment and the Economy Lands and Parks British Columbia Salmon Marketing Chair Council British Columbia School Districts Minister of Finance and Capital Financing Authority Corporate Relations British Columbia Securities Commission Chair British Columbia Sheep and Wool Chair Commission British Columbia Sport and Recreation Minister of Municipal Affairs, Advisory Council Recreation and Housing British Columbia Student Assistance Minister of Advanced Education, Appeals Committee Training and Technology British Columbia Summer and Winter Minister of Municipal Affairs, Games Society Recreation and Housing British Columbia Systems Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Trade Development Chair of the Board of Directors Corporation British Columbia Transit Corporation Chair of the Board of Directors British Columbia Tree Fruit Marketing Chair Board British Columbia Turkey Marketing Board Chair British Columbia Utilities Commission Chair British Columbia Vegetable Marketing Chair Commission British Columbia Wine Institute Chair British Columbia Year of Music Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations British Columbia Youth Council Minister of Advanced Education, Training and Technology Building Code Appeal Board Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Building Safety Standards Advisory Minister of Municipal Affairs, Council Recreation and Housing Bull Control Committees Minister of Agriculture, (each Committee) Fisheries and Food Carmanah Valley Forest Management Minister of Forests Advisory Committee Cattle Industry Development Board Chair Cemetery and Funeral Services Advisory Minister of Labour and Council Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Chip Export Advisory Committee Minister of Forests Class "C" Provincial Park Boards Minister of Environment, Lands (each Board) and Parks C.M.A. Parking Association Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks Commercial Appeals Commission Chair Commission on Resources and Environment Commissioner Commissions of Inquiry Chair (each Commission) Committee of Special Advisors Minister of Labour and Consumer (Industrial Relations Act) Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Committee on Public Participation in Minister of Advanced Education, Science and Technology Training and Technology Compensation Fairness Commission Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations Construction Industry Advisory Council Minister of Labour and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Courts of Revision (each Court) Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Credit Union Deposit Insurance Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations Corporation of British Columbia Creston Valley Wildlife Management Minister of Environment, Lands Authority and Parks Criminal Injury Compensation Section Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board Crop Insurance Advisory Committees Minister of Agriculture, (each Committee) Fisheries and Food Downtown Revitalization Program Minister of Municipal Affairs, Society Recreation and Housing Duke Point Developments Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks Education Advisory Council Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights Electoral Boundaries Commission Chair Electrical Safety Advisory Committee Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Electrical Safety Appeal Board Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Electrical Safety Board of Review Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Elevating Devices Appeal Board Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Elevating Devices Safety Advisory Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Emergency Health Services Commission Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors

Emergency Medical Assistants Minister of Health and Minister Licensing Responsible for Seniors Environmental Appeal Board Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks Expropriation Compensation Board Chair Financial Institutions Commission Chair and Chief Executive Officer Fire Code Committee Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Fire Safety Advisory Council Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Fire Services Advisory Board Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Minister of Aboriginal Culture Advisory Committee Affairs First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Minister of Aboriginal Culture Council Affairs Forensic Psychiatric Services Minister of Health and Commission Minister Responsible for Seniors Forest Research Council Minister of Forests Forest Resource Commission Minister of Forests Friends of Barkerville Society Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Friends of Fort Steele Society Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Gas Safety Advisory Committee Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Gas Safety Appeal Board Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Habitat Conservation Fund Public Minister of Environment, Advisory Board Lands and Parks Health Facilities Association of Minister of Health and British Columbia Minister Responsible for Seniors Health Professions Council Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Hospitals Foundation of Minister of Health and Minister British Columbia Responsible for Seniors Income Assistance Advisory Council Minister of Social Services Independent Schools Teacher Minister of Education and Certification Committee Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights Industrial Inquiry Commissions Minister of Labour and (each Commission) Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Industrial Relations Council Commissioner Insurance Corporation of British President and CEO Columbia Insurance Council of British Columbia Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations International Financial Centre Minister of Economic Vancouver Society Development, Small Business and Trade International Maritime Centre - Minister of Economic

Vancouver Society Development, Small Business and Trade Job Protection Commission Minister of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade Justice Development Commission Chair Kilby Museum Historic Society Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Law Reform Commission Chair Legal Services Society Chair Liquor Appeal Board Chair Mediation and Arbitration Board Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Medical Appeal Board (Hospital Act) Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Medical Review Board Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Medical Review Panels (Workers Minister of Labour and Compensation Act) (each Panel) Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Medical Services Commission Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Mineral Tax Review Board Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister's European Community Minister of Economic Advisory Committee Development, Small Business and Trade Motion Picture Appeal Board Chair Motor Carrier Commission Chair Native Courtworkers and Counselling President Association of British Columbia North America Free Trade Advisory Minister of Economic Committee Development, Small Business and Trade Notaries Public, Board of Examiners Chair Office of the Auditor General Auditor General Office of the Commissioner appointed Commissioner under the Members' Conflict of Interest Act Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Commissioner Office of the Ombudsman Ombudsman Office of the Premier and Premier Executive Council Operations Office of the Public Trustee Public Trustee Okanagan Valley Tree Fruit Authority Chair of the Board of Directors Order of British Columbia Advisory Minister of Government Council Services Pacific National Exhibition President Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Pension Benefits Standards Advisory Minister of Labour and Council Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Pharmacare Advisory Committee Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Plain Language Institute of British Chair Columbia Society Plumbing Code Advisory Committee Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Power Engineers and Pressure Vessel Minister of Municipal Affairs, Safety Advisory Committee Recreation and Housing Power Engineers and Pressure Vessel Minister of Municipal Affairs, Safety Appeal Board Recreation and Housing Premier's Advisory Council for Minister of Government Services Persons with Disabilities Premier's Advisory Council on Science Minister of Advanced and Technology Education, Training and Technology Private Investigators and Security Chair Agencies Advisory Board Private Post Secondary Education Minister of Advanced Commission Education, Training and Technology Provincial Adult Care Facilities Minister of Health and Minister Licensing Board Responsible for Seniors Provincial Advisory Committee on Minister of Social Services Services to Adults with a Mental Handicap Provincial Agricultural Chair Land Commission Provincial Apprenticeship Board Minister of Advanced Education, Training and Technology Provincial Capital Commission Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Provincial Child Care Facilities Minister of Health and Minister Licensing Board Responsible for Seniors Provincial Rental Housing Corporation Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing Provincial Tourist Advisory Council Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Public Documents Committee Minister of Government Services Public Interest Inquiry Boards Minister of Labour and (each Board) Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Public Service and Public Sector Minister of Finance and Inquiry Commission Corporate Relations Public Service Commission Minister of Government Services Purchasing Commission Minister of Government Services Raspberry Industry Development Council Chair Real Estate Foundation of British Minister of Finance and Columbia Corporate Relations Regional Advisory Committees Minister of Economic (each Committee) Development, Small Business and Trade Regional Advisory Councils on Services Minister of Social Services to Adults with a Mental Handicap (each Council) Review Panels (Mental Health Act) Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Science Council of British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education, Training and Technology Seed Control Committees Minister of Agriculture, (each Committee) Fisheries and Food Seed Potato Control Committees Minister of Agriculture, (each Committee) Fisheries and Food Seniors Advisory Council Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors Skagit Environmental Endowment Minister of Environment, Commission Lands and Parks Special Advisory Committee on Ethical Minister of Health and Minister Issues in Health Care Responsible for Seniors Standing Committee on Student Minister of Advanced Education, Financial Assistance Training and Technology Superannuation Commission Minister of Government Services Terry Fox Medical Research Foundation Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations The ICA Foundation of British Columbia Minister of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade Timber Export Advisory Committee Minister of Forests Travel Assurance Board Minister of Labour and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs Treasury Advisory Board Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations TRIUMF-KAON Venture Office Advisory Minister of Finance and Board Corporate Relations Vancouver Regional Transit Commission Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations Victoria Rediscovery Society Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture Victoria Regional Transit Commission Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Minister of Advanced Education, Persons Appeal Secretariat Training and Technology Whistler Land Corporation Development Minister of Environment, Ltd. Lands and Parks Workers' Compensation Board Chair of the Board of Governors Workers' Compensation Review Board Chair Youth Program Committee Chair


SCHEDULE 3 - Governing Bodies of Professions or Occupations

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters
Association of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Association of Physiotherapists and Massage Practitioners of British Columbia
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia
Barbers' Association of British Columbia
Board of Registration for Social Workers
British Columbia Association of Optometrists
British Columbia Association of Podiatrists
British Columbia College of Chiropractors
British Columbia Institute of Agrologists
British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association
British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects
British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association
Certified General Accountants' Association of British Columbia
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Psychologists of British Columbia
College of Teachers
Corporation of Land Surveyors of British Columbia
Council of Licensed Practical Nurses
Dental Technicians and Denturists Board
Hairdressers' Association of British Columbia
Health Professions Council
Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia
Law Society of British Columbia
Real Estate Council
Registered Nurses' Association of British Columbia
Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of British Columbia
Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia
Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia