Privacy and confidentiality obligations
All information collected by this practice is deemed to be private and confidential. The right of every patient is respected.
This practice complies with federal and Queensland state privacy regulations including the Privacy Act 1988 and Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 as well as complying with standards set out in the RACGP Handbook for the management of health information in general practice (3rd edition).
Under no circumstances are members of the practice team to discuss or in any way reveal patient conditions or documentation to unauthorized staff, colleagues, other patients, family, or friends, whether at the practice or outside it, such as in the home or at social occasions. This includes patient’s accounts, referral letters or other clinical documentation.
General practitioners and other team members are aware of confidentiality requirements for all patient encounters and recognize that significant breaches of confidentiality may provide grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.