Information Access, Use and Disclosure Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all Health Service Provider employees whether permanent, fixed-term, contract or casual. To the extent that requirements contained within this Policy are applicable to the services purchased from contracted health entities, Health Service Providers must ensure these requirements are accurately reflected in the relevant contract and managed accordingly.

Description:  The purpose of the Information Access, Use and Disclosure Policy is to facilitate lawful and appropriate information access, use and disclosure.

The Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Information Management Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(k) of the Health Services Act 2016.

The Policy applies to all information generated, collected, accessed, used, managed, stored and disclosed by the WA health system including, but not limited to, information collected under the
Heath Service Act 2016, Mental Health Act 2014, Private Hospital and Health Services Act 1927, Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 and Public Health Act 2016.

 Legal requirements

Health Services Act 2016


Date of effect: 01 July 2017

Policy Framework

Supporting information