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Australia Edit

Health information means:

(a) information or an opinion about:
(i) the health or a disability (at any time) of an individual; or
(ii) an individual's expressed wishes about the future provision of healthcare to him or her; or
(iii) healthcare provided, or to be provided, to an individual;

that is also personal information; or

(b) other personal information collected to provide, or in providing, healthcare; or
(c) 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
(d) 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.[1]


Health information means any information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that:

(1) Is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or health care clearinghouse; and
(2) Relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.[2]

References Edit

  1. Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012, s 5.
  2. 45 C.F.R. §160.103.

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