Freedom of Information (FOISA)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 was introduced by the Scottish Parliament to ensure that people have the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities.

The Act states that any person can receive information that they request from a public authority, subject to certain exemptions such as protection of personal data and commercial interests, or national security.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires NHS Tayside to maintain an approved publication scheme: NHS Tayside’s Guide to Information.

The Guide to Information describes the classes of information that NHS Tayside routinely makes available and tells the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or not.