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: Major amendment to version 2.0, revised version MP 0015/16 v.2.1

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

Legal requirements

Health Services Act 2016


Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment v.2.0 1 July 2017 Major Amendment Updated to align more closely with the Health Services Act 2016 and Health Services (Information Sharing) Authorisations 2017
Major Amendment v.2.1 17 October 2019 Major Amendment Updated to align new principles in the Information Management Policy Framework

Date of effect: 01 July 2017 to 01 October 2022

Policy Framework

Supporting information