In accordance with the Victorian Health Records Act 2001 and Federal Privacy Act 1988, we consider the protection of your privacy and personal information to be a high priority. Therefore, we realise that it is important that you are aware of why we collect, how we use and to whom we may disclose your information.
The policy of our practice is to follow these procedures:
- The information collected will be used for the purposes of providing treatment to you. Personal information such as your name, address and other details will be used for the purpose of accounts and payments and writing to you about your treatment and our services.
- We may disclose your health information to other health care professionals or require it from them if necessary for your treatment. In that event, disclosure of your personal details will be minimised.
- We may also use parts of your health information for research purposes in study groups or at seminars and lectures as this may be of benefit to other patients. Your personal identity will not be disclosed.
- If any of the information we have about you is inaccurate, you may ask us to alter our records accordingly.
We respect your privacy and this information will be held in the strictest confidence.