General practice has a fundamental role in ensuring the privacy of patient health information. The Handbook for the management of health information in general practice (3rd edition) aligns with current best practice and includes commentary on the amendments to the Privacy Act 1988. It broadly reviews the management of health information in a general practice setting and provides guidance and examples of compliance with the various Health Records Acts and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which regulate the handling of personal information by both Australian government agencies and businesses.
The newly added Patient privacy pamphlet template, can be customised specifically to your practice, printed and made available to patients.
For further information on privacy you can visit www.oaic.gov.au
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