The Health Records Act 2001
The Health Records Act 2001 (HRA) aims to protect the privacy of an individual’s health information and how this information is managed.
The Act applies to the Victorian Government sector, Victorian Government funded services, private health services within Victoria and any other organisations within Victoria that hold health information.
Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001
Under the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001, doctors and laboratories are required by law to notify the Department of Human Services of diagnoses of specified infectious diseases.
The Regulations stipulate the information that must be provided.
This includes demographic data, clinical history, the disease diagnosed, risk factors, suspected modes of transmission and clinical comments.
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Privacy Fact Sheet for Doctors (PDF)
Privacy Fact Sheet for Clients (PDF)