Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
16 Group practices
(1) Nothing in HPP 1–6, 10 or 11 applies in respect of:(a) the collection of information from a member of a group practice by another member of the group practice, or(b) the use of health information held by a member of a group practice by another member of the group practice, orif the purpose of the collection, use or disclosure is to ensure that a patient of a member of the group practice receives quality health care from members of the group practice.(c) the disclosure of health information held by a member of a group practice to another member of the group practice,(2) Nothing in HPP 15 applies in respect of the keeping of combined or joint electronic records by members of a group practice.(3) In this section:group practice means:(a) a group of 2 or more individuals who each provide a health service in the course of carrying on a business and who, by written agreement:(i) carry on the business at shared premises, and(ii) maintain a shared reception, and(iii) maintain combined or joint records, or(b) the provision of a health service in accordance with such other arrangements or associations between health service providers as may be prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.