Cobram District Health ensures personal information is secure in line with legislation and organisational policies and procedures regarding access, handling, storage and disposal.
Patient information, including electronic documentation is collected and stored securely and only accessed by authorised personnel. Cobram District Health can only disclose patient information if;
- by law requiring disclosure eg. notification of infectious diseases
- subpoenaed for information for court hearings
- under other legislation such as Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic), Children and Young Persons Act 1989 (Vic)
- you (or your next of kin) apply for information utilising the process.
Some patient information may be made available to other health care professionals to ensure patients receive quality care and treatment. Cobram District Health complies with all Victorian legislation relating to Confidentiality and Privacy, including the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic), the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) and the Information Privacy Act (2000).
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of the clinic to maintain security of personal health information at all times We abide by all ten of the National Privacy Principles available at: http://www.privacy.gov.au/health/index.html
If you wish to access your health record at any time please discuss with clinic staff.