Privacy Resources for Private NSW Health Service Providers

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) has developed a number of resources to assist private health service providers in NSW in complying with their duties under the laws. The information provided in these resources specifically relates to responsibilities under NSW privacy laws.

Fact Sheet

Information Protection Principles (IPPs) 
The 12 IPPs are the key to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act). 

Health Privacy Principles (HPPs)
The 15 HPPs are the key to the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act). 

A guide to privacy laws in NSW 
This fact sheet provides information about NSW privacy legislation and flow charts explaining the privacy complaint process. 

Access to Health Information for Health Care Providers
This fact sheet has been designed to assist Health Care Providers in understanding their obligations and responsibilities under NSW privacy laws.

Checklist

Checklist for private sector staff: responding to a request to access health information
Under Part 4 Division 3 of the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act), individuals have a right to access health information about themselves.

Statutory guidelines

Use or disclosure of health information for the management of health services
Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 

Use or disclosure of health information for training purposes
Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 

Use or disclosure of health information for research purposes 
See appendix C for HREC report form Word version
Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 

Use or disclosure of information from a third party (PDF, 294)
Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 

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