Clinical Risks: Medical Records Fact Sheet

Get the facts about managing medical records

Protecting personal and sensitive information is a legal requirement for health care organisations.

Health care organisations including aged care facilities and hospitals collect a range of personal and sensitive information about residents and patients. In order to protect this information and ensure safe and effective treatment, organisations must comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) in relation to how they collect, hold, use and disclose this information. This fact sheet has been developed to help organisations understand and meet their obligations.

What's covered

  • Australian Privacy Principles
  • Types of sensitive material
  • Policies and procedures


If you would like further information about managing Medical Records, please contact the risksupport Helpdesk on:
1300 660 827