The policies below refer to policies for Goonellabah Medical Centre. Are you looking for the website policies? Website policies link

Current as of: August 8, 2021. Next Review: July 2022.

1. Our Privacy Policy - introduction 

Our practice is committed to best practice in relation to the management of information we collect. This practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (‘the Privacy Act’). Our policy is to inform you of:

2. Why and when your consent is necessary

When you register as a patient of our practice, you provide consent for our Gps and practice staff to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this.

3. What kinds of personal information do we collect?

Definition of a Patient Health Record: The primary purpose of a health record is to provide a complete and accurate description of the patient’s medical history. This includes medical conditions, diagnoses, the care and treatment you provide, and results of such treatments. We collect information that is necessary and relevant to provide you with medical care and treatment, and manage our medical practice. The type of information we may collect and hold includes: