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Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 16 September 2019 at 22:10)
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.