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Agencies should only collect health information when it's necessary for a lawful purpose that's related to their work.
Health information must not be collected by any health agency unless:
(a) the information is collected for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the health agency; and
(b) the collection of the information is necessary for that purpose.
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).