In becoming a patient of the UTS Health Service, you consent to us collecting your personal and health information to provide for ongoing management of your health, care and wellbeing and to ensure this Practice is able to continue treating you as a patient. This information is collected by staff of the Practice and by its medical practitioners. In becoming a patient of the UTS Health Service you provide Practice staff and management the right to access the health records created by its medical practitioners, and your provide medical practitioners the right to access the personal and health information collected by Practice staff. You acknowledge that systems administrators and accreditation or quality reviewers may have limited access for legitimate business purposes, subject to signed confidentiality agreements.
Health information will be collected directly from you, or with your consent, from other parties including GPs, specialists, hospitals, dentists, pathology, radiology and allied health providers who may be involved in your care. Consent is implied when a health care provider refers you for further treatment.
The Practice provides limited information about you to Medicare for the purpose of accessing and processing Medicare financial rebates where applicable.
All patients have the right to request access to their own personal health information. If you wish to access a copy of your records, please contact the Practice on (02) 9514 1177.
As a patient of this Practice we may need to disclose, with your consent, relevant personal health information in order to provide you with access to the best ongoing health care available both in acute and chronic situations, such as with GPs, specialists, hospitals, dentists, pathology, radiology and allied health providers who may be involved in your care. Consent is implied when a Student Service Unit health care provider refers you for further treatment.
This Practice may also be legally required or permitted in certain circumstances to disclose patient information under legislative obligations, including the Infectious Diseases Act - Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations, Adoption Act, where a court order, subpoena, or legal warrant is received, for quality assurance or accreditation purposes.
Please contact the Practice Manager if you have any questions or a complaint regarding privacy and the management of your health information. Further information about privacy generally can be found on the Privacy at UTS website.
Transfer of health information
If you have consulted with a doctor at another practice, the health information held by that doctor may assist us with your healthcare needs. If you would like a copy or summary of your health records transferred to this practice please ask reception for information about how this can take place.
Your personal health information
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and ensure this information is only available to authorised members of staff. The practice abides by the Australian Privacy Principles at oaic.gov.au/privacy-law