Patient Privacy Policy

Your medical record is a confidential document and it is the policy of Illawarra Heart Centre to maintain security of your personal health information at all times and ensure that it is only available to authorized personnel.

In accordance with this policy and in the interest of providing you with a total health care plan, we hereby advise you that doctors and other health professionals involved in your care will be informed of relevant parts of your medical history so as to provide you with the best care. It is customary for all of our doctors to have access to all your medical records.  If you have any concerns, please discuss them with your doctor.

At your first visit to the clinic, you will be asked to review this privacy policy and sign the document. By signing this document, you give consent for disclosure of your medical records to other medical professionals from who you are receiving treatment, may receive treatment in the future or for research purposes. This consent form also allows for the release of relevant medical records from other doctors and hospitals (eg. Discharge summaries).

Your doctor will not disclose your personal health information to a third party unless:

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