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Privacy and managing health information in general practice
Some patients might not be competent to provide adequate consent.
Various states and territories have a framework for obtaining substitute consent on behalf of patients who are incompetent due to age, illness or disability. In these situations, GPs are advised to seek further advice. Age-related consent is dealt with at the state and territory level. As a rule, if a young person is mature enough to understand what will happen to their information, they will have capacity to consent.
New South Wales, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have laws specifying the age of when a young person can provide valid consent:
In unclear cases, GPs can request corroborating consent from a parent or guardian.