Access to health information under Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act) - Consultation on draft resources

The NSW Privacy Commissioner requests your feedback on guidance material for stakeholders when seeking or providing access to health records under the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act)

Earlier this year the NSW Privacy Commissioner commissioned a sample survey of the NSW community to find out what they knew about their rights to access personal and health information under NSW privacy legislation.

The outcome of this survey identified the need to develop guidance material for stakeholders when providing access to health records under the HRIP Act to members of the public. 

The resources will assist both private and public sector staff when dealing with requests for access to health information, and assist members of the public to understand their rights when accessing health information from NSW public sector agencies, public and private health service providers and organisations that hold health information.

Consultation

The IPC is currently undertaking a consultation period from 10 - 21 November 2014 to seek feedback on the following draft resources:

How to provide feedback

We encourage you to view the above resources and provide us with feedback via the following channels:

Click here to access the webform

Email your feedback to ipcinfo@ipc.nsw.gov.au  

Call us on our freecall number 1800 472 679

The consultation period is open from 10 – 21 November 2014.

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