Job Description - Privacy Administrator

Privacy Administrator

Main purpose of the role:


The Privacy Admnistrator is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Health Information Privacy Act and the Privacy Act as well as the various ethical principles surrounding confidentiality.

A healthy scepticism is maintained to ensure that new innovations in technology do not compromise health information security.

The maintenance of privacy should be at the core of how we handle patient information




Privacy Officer




Compliance with policy

Ensure compliance with the practice Privacy Policy and Health Information Privacy Policy

Destroy confidential information in accordance with policy.




Ensure all contractors complete a confidentiality statement.

Ensure all staff are covered by a confidentiality clause in their Individual Employment Agreement.



Respond to OIA

After discussion with a Director, to comply with any requests for information under the Official Information Act.



Access to Medical Records

Ensure that medical records are released in compliance with current legislation and practice policy

To discuss any requests for medical information release with the appropriate clinician(s) or the Clinical Director prior to the release of any information.

Last review Date 27/03/2020

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