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We value the relationship we have with our patients and our staff and respect the nature of the doctor-patient relationship. Patient privacy is vital to such relationships. The Privacy Act 1988 and its recent amendments formalise the already existing and acknowledged privacy obligations of our service.
Our doctors and staff collect information from patients primarily to provide proper care and treatment. We have a legal and ethical duty to protect patient information. Patient information may have to be disclosed to other doctors, nurses, counsellors, scientists and other medical technicians so that proper health care is provided. Similarly it is necessary for Assisted Conception Australia to provide information regarding your treatment to your health fund and Medicare.
The doctors and staff of Assisted Conception Australia are members of various medical and professional bodies including insurance organisations. These bodies and organisations provide valuable services to their members and may require their members to provide information in relation to their clinical practice, which may include patient information.