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Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 20 June 2019 at 02:50)
Part 4 Division 3 Section 31
31   Private sector person may require evidence of identity or authority
(1)  Before a private sector person provides access to health information to a person, the private sector person must take reasonable steps to be satisfied about that person’s authority to have access to the information.
(2)  For this purpose, the private sector person may require evidence of:
(a)  the person’s identity, and
(b)  if person seeking access claims to be authorised to have access to the information under section 26 (2), the authority of that person, and
(c)  if the person seeking access 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.