As a health care provider in the private sector the Reef Orthopaedic Clinic is bound by the National Privacy Principles provided in the Privacy Act 1988. These govern how we collect, handle, use, distribute and store personal information collected from our patients at the clinic.
Ordinarily we don’t release the contents of your file without consent. However, there may be occasions when the law requires us to disclose certain information without your consent.
When dealing with other health care professionals, in order to obtain accurate diagnosis or treatment options we will ask your full consent to disclose personal medical details.