Since September 14, 2007, the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, as a professional order, has been subject to new rules for access to information and protection of personal information.
Under the provincial Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information, you may make a request for access to documents or information regarding how the practice of the profession is regulated. Several documents on this subject are already available on the Order's website. For example, you can consult the calendar of Disciplinary Council hearings and the Order's annual reports detailing the work of its statutory committees.
The person at the Order responsible for applying access to information law is Édith Lorquet, legal advisor, whose job it is to receive and process access to information requests. However, requests concerning inquiries conducted by the syndic's office are forwarded directly to that office for processing.
Access to documents is free. However, fees for transcription or reproduction may be charged; if so, you will be informed beforehand.
You may submit your request to the access to information officer orally or in writing. However, please note that by law, only decisions regarding requests submitted in writing can be reviewed by the Commission d’accès à l’information.
When your request is received, the access to information officer will send you an acknowledgment listing the date by which you will receive a written response to your request. By law, your request must be dealt with within 20 days; however, if necessary, this can be extended by up to 10 days.
To accelerate the processing of your request, please include the following:
1) The name of the document to which you are requesting access;
2) Your complete contact information (the access to information officer may have to contact you for information concerning your request)
Access to information officer:
Ordre des psychologues du Québec
1100, avenue Beaumont, bureau 510
Mont-Royal, Quebec H3P 3H5