Compliance with privacy laws has now become a risk management issue. Chris Mariani guides us through the new legislation and what we need to comply.
The changes to Australian privacy laws, which came into effect 12 March 2014, have brought increased obligations and risks to business and in particular to healthcare practices and practitioners. Consider the below question and range of answers. How would your practice answer this question? If not something along the lines of Answer C, then you and your practice are potentially at increased risk of civil penalties, patient complaints and legal action, and reputational damage.