All patient medical records are confidential documents. It is the policy of Lilydale Doctors to maintain the security of personal health information at all times to ensure that this information is only available to authorized members of staff. Your personal information is protected by the Health Information Privacy Act 1988. If you have any concerns please contact,The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. Enquiry line: 1300 363 992. Teletypewriter (TTY) users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 363 992, Speak & Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 363 992, Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 363 992, Translating & Interpreting service on 131 450 then ask for 1300 363 992 Fax: +61 29284 9666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to providing a high standard of care and compassion, please feel free to talk to our friendly staff if you require further information. We also have a patient feedback/suggestion sheet for you to fill in, this provides us with valuable information that helps with your healthcare, please be reminded that this form is totally anonymous. If you would like to fill this form in, we have it located on the reception desk.
General Practitioners and staff are aware of confidentiality requirements for all patient encounters and recognize that significant breaches of confidentiality may provide grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal. Your health information will not ordinarily be sent overseas unless: you are informed and provide consent for this to occur, and the overseas country receiving the information has privacy laws that are very similar to the Australian Privacy Principles.
If you would like your records sent to another doctor a signed request must be sent from that doctor before a record is released. You may access your record, however an administration fee of $20 is charged to cover costs. Copy of summary can be faxed without any charge . For further information please visit www.privacy.gov.au or Health Services Commissioner Tel: 8601-5200.