We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLES (APP) POLICY
PART A – PURPOSE AND CONTEXT
1.0 Beau Aesthetics is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information affiliated with the Beau Aesthetics’s business undertakings.
1.1 Beau Aesthetics follows the terms and conditions of privacy and confidentiality in accordance to the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) as per schedule 1 of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth), forming part of the Privacy Act 1988 (‘the Act’).
PART B – AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
2.0 As a private sector health service provider and under permitted health situations, Beau Aesthetics is required to comply with the APPs as prescribed under the Act.
2.1 The APPs regulate how Beau Aesthetics may collect, use, disclose and store personal information and how individuals, including Beau Aesthetics’s patients may:
2.2 In order to provide patients with adequate health care services, Beau Aesthetics will need to collect and use personal information. It is important to be aware that if the patient provides incomplete or inaccurate information or the patient withholds personal health information Beau Aesthetics may not be able to provide the patient with the services they are requesting.
(a) Information or opinion about the health or disability (at any time i.e. past, present or future) of an individual that can be classified as personal information;
(b) Information or opinion about an individual’s expressed wishes about the future provision of health services that can be classified as personal information;
(c) Information or opinion about health service provided, or to be provided, to an individual, that can be classified as personal information;
(d) Other personal information collected to provide, or in providing, a health service;
(e) Other personal information about an individual collected in connection with the donation, or intended donation, by the individual of his or her body parts, organs or body substances; or
(f) Genetic information about an individual in a form that is, or could be, predictive of the health of the individual or a genetic relative of the individual.
2.3.1 Personal information also includes ‘sensitive information’ which is information including, but not limited to a patient’s: race, religion, political opinions, sexual preferences and or, health information.
2.3.2 Information deemed ‘sensitive information’ attracts a higher privacy standard under the Act and is subject to additional mechanisms for the patient’s protection.
PART C – TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
3.0 Beau Aesthetics collects information from each individual patient that is necessary to provide the patient with adequate health care services.
3.1 This may include collecting information about a patient’s health history, family history, ethnic background or current lifestyle to assist the Beau Aesthetics staff in diagnosing and treating a patient’s condition.
PART D – COLLECTION & RETENTION
4.0 This information will in most circumstances be collected directly from the patient through but not limited to the following mediums:
(g) Beau Aesthetics Patient Consent Form;
(h) Medical Treatment Form; and or,
(i) Face to Face consultation.
4.1 In other instances, Beau Aesthetics may need to collect personal information about a patient from a third party source. This may include: relatives or other health service providers.
4.2 This will only be conducted if the patient has provided consent for Beau Aesthetics to collect his/her information from a third party source; or, where it is not reasonable or practical for Beau Aesthetics to collect this information directly from the patient. This may include where:
4.3 Beau Aesthetics endeavours to store and retain a patient’s personal & health information in hard copy on site and transferred electronically onto a domestic server.
PART E – PURPOSE OF COLLECTION, USE & DISCLOSURE
5.0 Beau Aesthetics only uses a patient’s personal information for the purpose(s) they have provided the information for unless one of the following applies:
During the patient’s treatment at Beau Aesthetics he/she may be referred to alternative medical treatment/services (i.e. pathology or radiology) where Beau Aesthetics’s staff may consult with senior medical experts when determining a patient’s diagnosis or treatment.
Beau Aesthetics staff may also refer the patient to other health service providers for further treatment during and following the patient’s admission. These services include, but are not limited to: Physiotherapy or Outpatient or community health services.
These health professionals will be designated health service providers appointed to use the patient’s health information as part of the process of providing treatment. Please note that this process will be conducted whilst maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of the patient’s personal information.
At any point a patient wishes to be treated by an alternative medical practitioner or health care service that requires access to his/her personal/health information Beau Aesthetics requires written authorisation. This written authorisation is to state that the patient will be utilising alternative health services and that these health services have consented for a transfer of personal/health information.
iii. Other Third Parties
Beau Aesthetics may provide the patient’s personal information regarding a patient’s treatment or condition to additional third parties. These third parties may include: parent(s), child/ren, other relatives, close personal friends, guardians or a person exercising a patient’s power of attorney under an enduring power of attorney.
Where information is relevant or reasonable to be provided to third parties, written consent from the patient is required. Additionally, the patient may at any time wish to disclose that no third parties as stated are to access or be informed about his/her personal information or circumstances.
In order to provide the best possible environment to treat patients, Beau Aesthetics may also use personal/health information where necessary for:
5.1 If at any point or for any of the aforementioned reasons Beau Aesthetics uses or discloses personal/ health information in accordance with the APPs, Beau Aesthetics will provide written notice for the patient’s consent for the use and/or disclosure.
PART F – ACCESS AND CHANGES TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
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