information, the client may seek access to the information, request
a copy, and then take it to the new practice.
If the client’s preference is that the original paper record be
sent, and no copy be retained, this is acceptable; however, this
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kept by the practice.
Client access to their own health information
Depending on the state or territory in which a physiotherapist
practises, clients may have a right of access to their own health
records. This often includes a right to view the record, or obtain a
copy. Clients may be charged for the administrative costs involved.
In a limited number of situations, the practice may withhold access
to a client’s own health information. Examples include:
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threat to the life or health of any individual
where the record contains health information about another
A client may request a correction to their own health information if
they believe it is not accurate, complete or up-to-date.
any request for information should be handled diligently—
double check or cross-check names and addresses with
a colleague to avoid costly mistakes
in a society where social media demands immediate response,
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to have appropriate controls in place, particularly when dealing
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patient information should always be treated with care—it is
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legislation does change—make sure you are aware of your
obligations in this area and, if in doubt, ask.
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