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Professor Michael Kidd submission

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Dear Tim,

Thank you for seeking the views of the Privacy Advisory Committee members on this important issue.  The current Public interest determinations 10 & 10A support best clinical practice, are a standing component of medical history taking and are essential to the provision of high quality health care.  Being able to collect and store details of family medical histories is an essential public health measure which allows accurate preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of individuals and their families.  The arguments put forward for the previous two determinations are just as valid today.

Michael Kidd

Professor Michael Kidd AM
Executive Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
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