This clinic collects information from you for the primary purpose of providing quality health care. We require you to provide us with your personal details and medical history so that we may properly assess, diagnose and treat illnesses. To enable ongoing care, and in keeping with the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles, we wish to provide you with enough information on how your personal information may be used or disclosed and record your consent or restrictions to this consent.
Your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected or as otherwise permitted by law, and we respect your right to determine how your information is used or disclosed. The information we collect may be collected by a number of different methods and examples may include: medical test results, notes from consultations, Medicare details, data collected from observations and conversations with you.
By consenting below, you (as a patient/parent/guardian) are consenting to the collection of your personal information, and that it may be used or disclosed by the practice for the following purposes:
Administrative purposes in the operation of our clinic.
Billing purposes, including compliance with Medicare requirements.
Disclosure to others involved in your health care, including treating doctors outside this clinic.
For legal related disclosure as required by a court of law.
To comply with any legislative or regulatory requirements, e.g. notifiable diseases.
For use when seeking treatment by other doctors in this clinic.
At all times we are required to ensure your details are treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your records are very important, and we will take all steps necessary to ensure they remain confidential.