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What is health information?

Your health information includes any information collected about your health or disability, and any information collected in relation to a health service you have received. It includes such things as:

  • notes of your symptoms or diagnosis and the treatment given to you
  • your specialist reports and test results
  • your appointment and billing details
  • your prescriptions and other pharmaceutical purchases
  • your dental records
  • your genetic information
  • your healthcare identifier when it is collected by a health service provider
  • any other information about your race, sexuality or religion, when collected by a health service provider.