What types of information do you collect?
Your doctor needs information about your past and present health in order to provide you with high quality care. Information is called "personal health information" if it concerns your health, medical history or past or future medical care and if someone reading it would be able to identify you.
This Practice follows the Guidelines on Privacy in the Private Health Sector developed by the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. This means that your personal health information is kept private and secure.
This Practice has a written policy on how your personal health information is handled and it is available to all patients for inspection.
Where do you store my 'personal health information'?
We store your personal health information in a medical record. Your doctor will do his/her best to make sure that your medical record:
- is accurate, comprehensive, well-organised and legible;
- is up to date;
- has enough information to allow another doctor to care for you;
- does not contain offensive or irrelevant comments about you;
- contains a summary of your care; and
- can be used to remind you, with your permission, to return for follow up, check ups and reviews.
Your doctor will only collect information that is relevant to you medical care. If you are uncertain as to why information is being requested, ask your doctor. MORE INFO