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Privacy Statement

Your Privacy: Our Policy

The provision of quality health care requires a doctor-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. Consistent with our commitment to quality care, this practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with privacy legislation.

Our policy informs you:

  • That we need your consent to collect information about you
  • Why we need to collect that information
  • How your information will be used by us and to whom we may need to disclose it
  • That you may request access to the information that we hold about you
  • That you may discuss any concerns you have about how we handle your information

In Australia privacy legislation came into effect in December 2001 to regulate the collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information by the private sector. The legislation also sets out the right of individuals to access and correct that information.

We recognize that your privacy is very important to you. The following statement sets out how we handle your personal information and safeguard your privacy.

Personal Information

  • Email Address
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Postal Address
  • Job Title
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth

Collecting and using information

The only personal information collected is what you tell us about yourself when you fill in a form, send us an email or speak to a member of our staff.

You should keep us informed about all changes to your personal information. To do this, send an email to us using the Contact Us form on our website

If you choose not to provide us with certain information we may not be able to provide you with the services you require, or the level of service on which we pride ourselves.

How we use your Personal Information

  • Verify your Identity
  • Provide the services you require
  • Administer and manager those services, including charging and collecting debts
  • Research and Develop our Services
  • Gain an understanding of your information and communication needs in order for us to provide you with a better service
  • Maintain and develop our business systems and infrastructure, including testing and upgrading these systems

Access and Correction

If we hold personal information about an individual, we will provide that individual with access to the information on request in writing by the individual. Patient can amend their personal information in writing.

How we protect your Privacy

We never reveal your identity to anybody else. Individual records are not shared with anyone. All employees sign confidentiality agreements. We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system.

Healthcare Identifiers Act and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act

To participate in the Australian national eHealth record system, practices must comply with the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 (Cwlth) and the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cwlth) and PCEHR Rules 2012. The PCEHR system Participation Agreement that practices must agree to prior to using the eHealth record system is derived from this legislation and consequently incorporates compliance with these Acts. There are many requirements of a participating healthcare organisation pursuant to the PCEHR system legislation and the related Participation Agreement.

The Standards are designed to help practices meet the requirements of the national eHealth record System

The Standards

Standard 1: Roles and responsibilities

Our practice has designated practice team members for championing and managing computer and information security and these practice team members have such roles and responsibilities documented in their position descriptions

Standard 2: Risk assessment

Our practice undertakes periodic, structured risk assessments of computer and information security and implements improvements as required

Standard 3: Information security policies and procedures

Our practice has documented policies and procedures for managing computer and information security

Standard 4: Managing access

Our practice establishes and monitors authorised access to health information

Standard 5: Business continuity and information recovery

Our practice has documented and tested plans for business continuity and information recovery

Standard 6: Internet and email usage

Our practice has processes in place to ensure the safe and proper use of internet and email in accordance with practice policies and procedures for managing information security

Standard 7: Information backup

Our practice has a reliable information backup system to support timely access to business and clinical information

Standard 8: Malware, viruses and email threats

Our practice has reliable protection against computer malware and viruses

Standard 9: Computer network perimeter controls

Our practice has reliable computer network perimeter controls

Standard 10: Mobile electronic devices

Our practice has processes in place to ensure the safe and proper use of mobile electronic devices in accordance with practice policies and procedures for managing information security

Standard 11: Physical facilities and computer hardware, software and operating system

Our practice manages and maintains our physical facilities and computer hardware, software and operating system with a view to protecting information systems

Standard 12: Security for information sharing

Our practice has reliable systems for the secure electronic sharing of confidential information

Changes to this Privacy Statement

From time to time it may be necessary for us to review this Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the Privacy Statement on our Website. You should periodically refer to the document.

Inquiries

If you require any further information or confirmation about this Privacy Statement or if you are concerned that we is not complying with its privacy obligations in respect of your personal information, please let us know