In Order F14-27 it was held that VIHA could not sever and withhold portions of responsive records on the basis that those portions were ‘outside the scope’ of the applicant’s request. A reconsideration was sought and this order decides that issue. FIPPA does not authorize a public body to sever and withhold portions of responsive records on the basis that they are outside the scope of an applicant’s request. VIHA is ordered to consider the applicant’s request as it relates to those portions and disclose them with the exception of any information to which exceptions to disclosure set out in Division 2 of Part 2 of FIPPA apply.
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