Policy No. AH75/05
Executive Director Corporate Development
ISSUE DATE April 2006
REVIEW DATE April 2007
Austin Health (consisting of Austin Hospital , Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre) complies with all Victorian legislation relating to patient confidentiality and privacy, including the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). This policy documents the policies on the management of patient information, which includes collection, use and disclosure and access of personal information at Austin Health. For information relating to the management of employee information, please refer to the Austin Health Human Resources Information Management Policy (Policy No. 63/02).
Personal information is recorded information or opinion, whether true or not, about a readily identifiable individual. It includes information identifiable through a unique identifier such as a Unit Record Number (UR), test number, episode number, client number, etc.
Further information on this policy or if a patient would like access to their health information, contact:
The Freedom of Information Officer
PO Box 5444, Heidelberg West, Victoria 3081
Telephone: (03) 9496-3103
If a patient has concerns that Austin Health may have infringed their privacy rights, they should write to:
The Patient Representative
PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084
Subject expertise and/ or support in the implementation of this policy is available from:
Chief Executive Officer