Health Information Privacy

Health Information Privacy

To provide patient centered care Timboon and District Healthcare Service will have to collect personal information, such as your name, address, medical history and this data might also be used for processing accounts, processing reports required by legislation and for the passing on of information relevant to your health care.

To protect the privacy of your health information the Department of Health and Human Servicesโ€™ The Health Records Act 2001, created a framework to protect the privacy of individualsโ€™ health information, regulating the collection and handling of health information, including the 11 Health Privacy Principles (HPPs).

For detailed information please click on this link https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/legislation/health-records-act

Complaints about interferences with privacy (breaches of Part 5 of the Act or an HPP) are handled by the Health Services Commissioner. https://hcc.vic.gov.au/make-complaint