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Privacy Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Schedule 1 Amendments relating to collection of health information


National Health Act 1953

1  After section 135AB


135AC   Authorisation of collection of particular health information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  particular health information is disclosed to an organisation; and

                     (b)  the disclosure is authorised by or under a health law;

then the collection of the information by the organisation to whom the information is disclosed is taken to be authorised by or under law for the purposes of subparagraph 10.2(b)(i) of National Privacy Principle 10 in Schedule 3 to the Privacy Act 1988 .

             (2)  In this section:

health law means any of the following:

                     (a)  an Act administered by the Minister;

                     (b)  the Medicare Australia Act 1973 .

organisation has the same meaning as in the Privacy Act 1988 .

Privacy Act 1988

2  Subparagraph 10.2(b)(i) of Schedule 3

Omit “by”, substitute “or authorised by or under”.