The Canberra Sleep Clinic and Equinox Specialist Centre are committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of your personal health information.

 

All health information collected, used, disclosed and stored at this practice is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 to ensure your privacy is maintained.

 

We maintain the security and confidentiality of personal health information by ensuring that your records are only available to authorised members of staff.

 

What information is collected?

Only necessary information for the undertaking of functions and activities relating to the services we offer is collected.

 

Why do we collect health information?

We collect information to better manage your health issues and comply with legislative requirements.

 

How do we handle your health information?

Our doctors and staff are trained to handle your personal information carefully and confidentially. We also engage in a range of security initiatives to protect your information from loss or misuse.

 

How do you access your health information?

You are able to access your information at any time upon request.  Please allow a reasonable time for our doctors and staff to provide you with your records.

 

Do we disclose information to other persons or organisations?

If there are other health providers involved in your treatment and care, they may receive select information from your personal health record; for example, pathology, hospital, radiology and specialist services.

 

Are there consequences to not providing part or all of the required information?

Withholding part or all personal  health information from your doctor or others involved in your health care, may put your health or life at risk.  As an example, there may be serious repercussions if we do not know how to contact you or be able to contact you in a timely manner.