All patient information is private and confidentiality of patient information is maintained at all times. All information collected by this practice in providing a health service is deemed to be private and confidential.
Golden City Medical Clinic complies with Federal and State privacy regulations including the Privacy Act (1998), the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act (2000) and Victorian Health records Act (2001) as well as the standards set out in the RACGP handbook for the Management of Health Information in Private Medical Practice 1st Edition (2002).
Patient Medical Records are medico-legal documents. Patient information cannot be disclosed to the families of patients or any other party unless the patient or their authorised representative has given consent (in writing if applicable). Each patient has the right to access their personal information kept by the practice, in accordance with the commonwealth Privacy Act (1998) and Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act (2000).
A signed request form is available from reception staff.
All medical records and other files containing patient details are stored so that access is restricted to practice staff. If medical records are requested as part of a subpoena/court order/coroner/search warrant it is a requirement by law to supply records as requested. THIRD PARTY (includes family members, carers, friends, medical students etc ) Please notify your doctor if yo do not consent to a Third Party attending a consultation with you