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Privacy concerns relating to personal information have been the topic of much discussion in recent years and covers the empowering of individuals to manage, as far as practicable, the collection, use and dissemination of personal information about themselves.
Significant legislative reform has occurred in this area, at both the federal and state level, and The Royal Children's Hospital has implemented numerous policies to ensure compliance.
Staff are required to understand their obligations and responsibilities in this area and the following education items provide material for managers and staff regarding aspects of privacy, confidentiality and security of personal information.
Staff privacy, confidentiality and security agreement: Confidentiality Agreement RCH
Maintaining confidentiality guide: Maintaining Confidentiality Guide
Policies and procedures: Policies and procedures
These policies are available via the RCH Policy and Procedure Manual - Information Management link or use the links below.
From 1st July 2002, The Royal Children's Hospital has had a staff member responsible for privacy. An implementation project was completed with policies and staff education campaigns conducted. The Privacy Officer is a resource for the organisation regarding issues relating to privacy.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to privacy, confidentiality or security of information please contact:
Privacy Officer (RCH): Kathy Cassin*
* Intranet only.