Forensic Neurosurgery is committed to protecting the privacy of patient information and to handling your personal information in a responsible manner in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, the Privacy Amendment Act 2012, the Australian Privacy Principles and relevant South Australian privacy legislation.
Consent for the collection and use of of personal information
Both clinical and administration staff will only collect and access your personal information that is relevant to their role in your claim or assessment. All staff of Forensic Neurosurgery must comply with this policy.
Collected personal information will include: name, date of birth, address and contact details, medico-legal claim details and medical information (including medical history, medications, allergies, adverse events, immunisations, social history, family history and risk factors). This information will be stored at Forensic Neurosurgery in a number of forms including; electronic records, paper records, visual records such as x-rays, CT scans and photographs.
Wherever practicable we will only collect information from you personally. However we may also need to collect information from other sources, such as: treating specialists, radiologists, pathologists, hospitals or other healthcare providers, and your lawyer or case manager.
We will treat your personal information as strictly private and confidential. We will only disclose it for purposes directly related to your medicolegal report. We may use your personal information to send you appointment reminders.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete up-to-date and relevant. Personal information that we hold is protected by securing our premises and placing passwords to limit access and protect electronic information from unauthorised interference, access modification and disclosure.