PRIVACY

Pathology is a specialised medical service. The quality of our service depends on information, including what we collect from patients and doctors. The information below explains what you should expect from this pathology practice under the National Privacy Principles.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT
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We need your consent to collect information about you

We need information from you to be able to provide you and your doctors with  reliable results and advice

We will be fair and reasonable in the way we collect information

Most of the required information is recorded when the pathology request is written out by your doctor.  Your doctor will generally explain why he or she is recording the information and where it is going

When you visit a pathology collection centre and more information is sought, you will be asked if it is OK to collect that information

As a pathology practice, our record system is inspected as part of laboratory accreditation and must be reliable and secure

The best way to get your results is in consultation with your doctor so they can be explained in the context of your health care

You may, however, request direct access to information we hold about you. However we will need to confirm your identity (with photo ID), before releasing this information

You have the right to discuss any concerns you may have about how we handle your information.

You can contact the Clinipath Pathology Privacy Officer on (08)9371 4221, or email privacy@clinipath.net

For more information about Clinipath Pathology's privacy policy and the pathology information life cycle please view our Patient Privacy Brochure

Further information can be obtained from the Federal Privacy Commissioner: Hotline on 1300 363 992, or at http://www.oaic.gov.au/