Presmed Australia Facilities (PMA) are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and other relevant laws about how private health service providers handle personal information.
We are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws which govern how PMA collects, uses, discloses and stores your personal information.
PMA will collect your personal information for the purpose of providing you with health care and for directly related purposes. For example, PMA may collect, use or disclose personal information:
Personal information may be shared between PMA to coordinate your care. We also outsource some of our services. This may involve us sharing your personal information with third parties.
We may outsource information and data storage services (including archiving or medical records) which may involve storing that information outside of Australia. Where we outsource our services we take reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure that third parties, including organizations outside of Australia have obligations under their contracts with PMA to comply with all laws relating to the privacy (including security) and confidentiality of your personal information.
PMA will usually collect your personal information directly from you, but sometimes may need to collect it form someone else (for example, a relative or another health service provider). We will only do this if you have consented or where your life is at risk and we need to provide emergency treatment.
We will not use or disclose your personal information to any other persons or organizations for any other purpose unless:
You have the right to access your personal information in your health record. You can also request an amendment to your health record should you believe that it contains inaccurate information.