This provides our interpretation of the HRIP Act and explains important concepts like consent and Health Privacy Princiiples. The Handbook is a good resource for agencies to learn more about the HRIP Act and their obligations under the legislation.
- Health information
- In any form
- What about health information collected prior to the commencement of the HRIP Act?
What Information is Not Protected?
- Health information about a person who has been dead for more than 30 years
- Some employee-related health information
- Certain other health information
- What about de-identified information?
Who must comply with the HRIP Act?
- NSW organisations (includes individuals)
- NSW organisations that are health service providers
- Other NSW organisations that collect, hold or use health information
- Exemption for small business operators
How Does The HRIP Act Relate to Existing Laws, Codes and Guidelines?
- Relationship with professional and ethical codes and standards
- Relationship with confidentiality
- What if you have obligations under the Federal Privacy Act and the HRIP Act?
- What if you have obligations under the PPIP Act and the HRIP Act?
- What if you are required by another law to collect, use, disclose or hold health information?