Privacy and Duty of Disclosure
In accordance with the Privacy Act (1988), all information collected is treated as ‘sensitive information’. To protect your privacy, Kathy operates in accordance with this Act. You have a duty to honestly disclose your personal health details as requested by your dietitian.
The information you provide is used to manage your healthcare. You can assist in maintaining the accuracy of your information by advising the practice or Kathy of any change of address, telephone number etc.
Your nominated GP will be sent an initial report outlining your dietetic assessment and plan as well as regular updates. If the need arises, with your verbal consent, selected information may also be disclosed to various other health services involved in supporting your healthcare management (for example your medical specialists or allied health professionals). If you have any questions please ask your dietitian. Due to the privacy laws, results cannot be given to another third party unless written authorisation is obtained or under special circumstances.