This code sets specific rules for agencies in the health sector. It covers health information collected, used, held and disclosed by health agencies and takes the place of the information privacy principles for the health sector.
The Health Information Privacy Code applies to the health information about identifiable individuals and applies to:
This is the current consolidated version of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994. Previous amendments to the Code are on a separate page.
NB: This edition of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, incorporates amendments 1-6 and includes updated commentary aimed at helping those who work in the health sector understand the code. Disclaimer: please note that the actual code part of the commentary is out of date.
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