Date: 2 September, 2020
Why and when your consent is necessary
When you register as a client of Tempo Therapy & Consulting, you provide consent for me to access and use your personal information so I can provide you with the best possible healthcare. If I need to use your information for anything else, I will seek additional consent from you to do this.
Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?
I will need to collect your personal information to provide healthcare services to you. The main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your health. I also use it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (eg training).
The personal information I will collect includes your name, date of birth, address, contact details, health identifiers and, where applicable, your health fund details for identification and claiming purposes. I also need to gather information about your past and present health, in order to provide the best therapeutic care for you.
If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact me to discuss further.
How is personal information collected?
Tempo Therapy & Consulting may collect your personal information in several different ways.
- When you register for your appointment and in subsequent and during the course of providing therapeutic services.
- When you visit the website, send an email or SMS, telephone me, make an online appointment or communicate with me using social media.
- In some circumstances personal information may also be collected from other sources, such as your guardian or responsible person, other involved healthcare providers or your health fund.
Sharing your personal information
Tempo Therapy & Consulting respects your right to decide how your personal information is used or shared. All personal information gathered during the provision of this therapeutic service remains confidential and secure, and will only be shared other healthcare providers with your consent, except when
- failure to disclose information would place the client or another person at risk, or
- it is subpoenaed by a court, or
- the client’s prior permission has been obtained to provide a written report to another professional or agency, or
- permission has been obtained to discuss the material with a designated person.
I seek professional supervision as required by my professional association to maintain standards of practice. In doing so, I remove all identifying information about clients. In order to use client information for the purposes of training, education, research and publication, I will always seek your permission and ask you to sign a Consent Form. If you do not wish any of your information to be used in these areas, your wishes will be respected. This decision does not affect or compromise the therapeutic relationship.
Only people who need to access your information will be able to do so. Other than as otherwise described in this policy, this practice will not share personal information with any third party without your consent.
This practice will not use your personal information for marketing any of our goods or services directly to you without your express consent. If you do consent, you may opt out of direct marketing at any time by notifying our practice in writing.
This practice may use your personal information to improve the quality of the services it offers to clients through research and analysis of client data.
Storing and protecting your personal information
All personal information will be securely stored in password protected information systems and in hard copy format in a locked filing cabinet.
Accessing and correcting your personal information at Tempo Therapy & Consulting
You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.
I acknowledge clients may request access to their health records. I require you to put this request in writing via email and I will respond within 30 days. A fee of $250 will apply.
This practice will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up to date. From time to time, we will ask you to verify that your personal information held by this practice is correct and current. You may also request that I correct or update your information, and you should make such requests in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any privacy-related complaints or concerns, please express these in writing to Tempo Therapy & Consulting at email@example.com or 6 Evans St Hobart 7000. I will work to resolve the matter within 30 days as per our resolution procedure. If you have any queries, please call me on 0466 149 430.
You may also contact the OAIC at www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 363 992. You may also contact your local health ombudsman.
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