Repromed will respect the privacy of every patient treated at Repromed. Repromed will treat our patients personal and health information in accordance with the requirements of the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Act 2000 (Cth), relevant State and Territory Guidelines and the Reproductive Technology Act 1988.
In order to provide high level assisted reproductive technology treatment ("treatment") to our patients, Repromed is required to collect personal information from patients and other people associated with the patient's healthcare for a variety of purposes. This information will be used and disclosed for purposes directly related to a patient's treatment. The typical circumstances in which Repromed will use and disclose a patient's health information are as follows:
- Dealings with the treating specialists;
- Dealings with the patient's General Practitioner/Referring Doctor;
- Dealings with service providers such as pathologists, radiographers and allied health professionals;
- Dealings with a patient's health fund/insurer;
- Billing/debt recovery;
- Committees - internal and external quality assurance:
- SAI Global ISO Certification;
- Provision of identifying and non identifying data to ANZARD for compilation of statistics by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Perinatal Statistics Unit;
- Internal Quality Assurance Committees;
- Statutory/Public Health and Legislative reporting of data which could include identifying and non identifying information requirements e.g. South Australian Council Reproduction Technology, and Northern Territory Government Health Department
- Research relating to treatment;
- Dealings with Affiliated Hospitals and Universities;
- Accreditation: Reproductive Accreditation Committee of the FSA (RTAC), Infertility Treatment Authority (ITA) Victoria, South Australian Council Reproductive Technology (SACRT);
- Donor Program patients: Donors and Recipients may be provided with identifying/non identifying information about the donor and/or recipient.
Patients' health information will be stored securely and will be available for any patient to read upon request.
Repromed commits to ensuring that all personal information it keeps concerning its patients remains accurate, complete and up to date.
Repromed subscribes to the policy of openness required under the National Privacy Principles and relevant State Guidelines relating to the management of personal information.
Repromed will periodically contact patients on various issues. This may include newsletters; new advances in technologies; health issues either for patients who have used reproductive technology or children born from these technologies. Notification from patients will be recorded if they do not wish us to contact them on any particular issues.