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Health privacy guidance

This consultation closed on 20 October 2015. View the submissions.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is seeking public comment on a series of new draft health privacy guidance resources for health service providers and consumers.

The 11 new business resources aim to help health service providers understand and meet their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 when handling patient’s health information. The two new consumer facts sheets aim to help consumers understand their rights in relation to the handling of their health information.

The OAIC is seeking comments from health industry groups, health service providers, individuals with an interest or expertise in the health industry, health consumers, or any other interested parties.

The closing date for comments is Tuesday 20 October 2015.

Below are links to the draft business resources and fact sheets, and the consultation information.