Oakhill Clinic collects Information from you for the primary purpose of providing quality health care. We require you to provide us with your personal details and a full medical history so that we may properly assess, diagnose, treat and be proactive in your health care needs. We will use your medical records;
In your medical treatment. This may include disclosure to individuals who are directly involved with your health care (and in any work cover or TAC claim) such as your General Practitioner, your other treating doctors and third party that is appropriately involved with your case. If we refer you to another health care professional, such as a specialist, pathology or radiology service we will disclose relevant information to them about your personal details and health.
- To conduct practice audit and medical research . In this case all data is analyzed without including your identifying personal details. Audit and research are important in maintaining high standards of medical practice.Audit of surgical practice is requirement of the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
- To meet a legal requirement for instance, if are issued with subpoena or summons.
Oakhill Clinic complies with the Privacy Act 1988(Cth), the Privacy Amendment (enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic).