This practice is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles 2014 and the privacy provisions of all applicable legislation.
We will only collect information that is necessary for good health care and aim to ensure that any information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Please notify us of any changes to your contact details or your health status which may impact upon your treatment.
We will only disclose personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. This means that personal information may be disclosed:
- For the purposed for which we have advised that we are collecting it, and for related purposes that the individual would reasonably expect
- where we have the consent of the individual to do so
- As required by law
- Under other circumstances where permitted under the Act.
Access to personal information
Our goal is to protect the personal information collected by our practice and its associations. Personal information will be managed confidentially and securely and destroyed appropriately when no longer required. This practice has systems in place to protect the security of our health records. They are kept in a secure location; and no unauthorised person has access to them.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date, and has been obtained directly from individuals or other reputable sources.
Availability and review of policy