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Mental Health Information and the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002

Doc type: Information Bulletin

Doc No.: IB2010_044

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Records
Clinical/ Patient Services - Mental Health
Clinical/ Patient Services - Information and data
Personnel/Workforce - Conduct and ethics

Summary
Describes requirements for mental health information under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Regulation 2006 and highlights requirements under sections of the Mental Health Act 2007 and Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990.

Date of Publication: 24 August 2010

Replaces:

  • Mental Health Information - Health Records and Information Privacy Act (HRIPA) [IB2005_026]
Author Branch: Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Non Declared, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Community Health Centres, Public Hospitals

Audience: Administration, clinical, allied health, nursing, mental health, community health, Justice Health

Distributed to: Public Health System, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health

Review Date: 24 August 2015

Policy Manual: Not applicable

File No: 10/262

Status: Active

File link: Mental Health Information and the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002
File size: 50Kb

Mental Health Information and the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002

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