Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
36 Private sector person may require evidence of identity or
(1) Before a private sector person amends health information at the
request of an individual or an authorised representative of the individual,
the private sector person must take reasonable steps to be satisfied about the
authority of the person making the request to request amendment of the
(2) For this purpose, the private sector person may require evidence
(a) the identity of the person making the request,
(b) if the person making the request claims to be an authorised
representative of the individual to whom the information relates, the
authority of that person.
Note. The term authorised
representative is defined in section 8.