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On the Record is a ready reference and practical guide for managing common situations that people in the health sector face. It uses examples to illustrate how privacy law works and gives advice on developing policies. Our aim is that it will give practical advice that you can apply easily within your workplace.

However, On the Record cannot answer every question and it does not stand alone. It needs to be read alongside the rules in the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and other relevant legislation such as the Health Act. The Code does not cover ethical obligations. You also need to comply with the Code of Health & Disability Services Consumers' Rights.

View the updated 2011 3rd edition.