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Privacy Act & codes

Summary

Before it uses or discloses health information a health agency must take reasonable steps to check that information is accurate, complete, relevant, up to date and not misleading.

Full rule

(1) A health agency that holds health information must not use that information without taking such steps (if any) as are, in the circumstances, reasonable to ensure that, having regard to the purpose for which the information is proposed to be used, the information is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant and not misleading.

(2) This rule applies to health information obtained before or after the commencement of this code.

Note: An action is not in breach of this rule if it is authorised or required by or under law: Privacy Act, section 7(4).