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Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 18:05)
Part 1 Section 3
3   Purpose and objects of Act
(1)  The purpose of this Act is to promote fair and responsible handling of health information by:
(a)  protecting the privacy of an individual’s health information that is held in the public and private sectors, and
(b)  enabling individuals to gain access to their health information, and
(c)  providing an accessible framework for the resolution of complaints regarding the handling of health information.
(2)  The objects of this Act are:
(a)  to balance the public interest in protecting the privacy of health information with the public interest in the legitimate use of that information, and
(b)  to enhance the ability of individuals to be informed about their health care, and
(c)  to promote the provision of quality health services.