The Commission is committed to the protection of personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). The Commission aims to ensure that all personal information is managed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act. The Commission is also committed to ensuring that the statistical healthcare datasets accessed pursuant to our functions under the National Health Reform Act 2011 and the National Health Reform Agreement is managed in a manner which is generally consistent with the APPs, as well as state and territory privacy laws and healthcare regulations.
The most up to date versions of both the Privacy Act and National Health Reform Act 2011 are available from Comlaw.
The National Health Reform Agreement is available from COAG.
The Commission is also a signatory to the National Health Information Agreement.