Policies and procedures: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 30 December 2014, Dr Chappell asked Borders Health Board (NHS Borders) for information about policies and procedures to deal with the protection of staff and patients if staff are diagnosed as suffering from an infection. This decision finds that NHS Borders failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
The decision also finds that NHS Borders failed to comply with Dr Chappell’s requirement for review within the timescale set down by FOISA.
 ScotIC 070 – 2015
Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.550846