Privacy – Victorian Health Records Act (AU)
Health information is “sensitive information” about an individual. It should not be misused or disclosed without prior permission. The Victorian health sector has legal obligations concerning how agencies handle individuals’ health information. These laws help protect privacy and promote patient autonomy, while also ensuring safe and effective service delivery, and the continued improvement of health services.
It’s essential for people working in the Victorian health sector to understand these obligations. This course outlines employees’ and organisations’ legal requirements under the Victorian Health Records Act and responsibilities when collecting and handling health information.
- Protect the privacy of individuals’ health information
- Learn the Health Privacy Principles (HPPs)
- Responsibilities when collecting and handling health information