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Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 19 August 2019 at 22:10)
Part 2 Section 16
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, or
(c)  the disclosure of health information held by a member of a group practice to another member of the group practice,
if 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.
(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.