We are a medical service and are bound by the Privacy Act to protect your information. Your information will be stored in your medical file on the secure Practice computer system. It will be accessed only by the treating Physician and employees.
We will ask your consent to pass your information back to your referring doctor and other doctors involved in your care. Your health information, and the results of any genetic testing, will not be used for any other purposes without your consent.
We always obtain additional, separate consent regarding genetic testing, the sharing of genetic information with family members and/or the participation in any of our research projects.
When you attend an appointment, you be provided with a Privacy Act Consent Form. It outlines the circumstances when information has to be disclosed. These include:
To fulfil medical indemnity insurance obligations
To Medicare or you private health fund for billing purposes
Further information can be obtained from the website www.privacy.gov.au