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Health records request

Accessing your health record.  Freedom of Information

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (1982) you have the right to access your health record.

This may include viewing the information, obtaining a summary or in some cases a fuller copy of your record, or having information explained to you if you wish. We will provide this information within 30 days of receiving your request. Some limits may apply where particular circumstances prevent us from releasing the information. If any limits apply to your record, this will be explained to you.

You also have the right to correct any information in your record that you believe is incorrect, incomplete, out of date or misleading. You cannot ask that information held on your health record be removed, although you may ask that a correcting statement be added to it.

The application form has all the information required to access your health record.

How to apply

Applications must be made in writing and include sufficient details to identify the correct record. The application forms are located below:

Application for Access to Documents of Next of Kin or Child

Application for Access to Patient Documents

To request your Health Records email the completed application form and photo ID to: foi@djhs.org.au  or send your application to

Att: FOI Officer

Health Information Services
Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital
PO Box 330,
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340

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