Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 24 November 2014 to date (accessed 27 November 2014 at 20:22)

36   Private sector person may require evidence of identity or authority

(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 information.
(2)  For this purpose, the private sector person may require evidence of:
(a)  the identity of the person making the request, and
(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.
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