Collection statement for form NOCE-00 – Notification of certain events

This collection statement sets out the way that the Board and Ahpra may collect, use and disclose your information. It is to be read when completing form NOCE-00 – Notification of certain events.

Privacy and confidentiality

The personal information (that is, information identifying you) and sensitive information (such as health information) collected in this form:

  • is required by section 130 of the National Law, and the Board and Ahpra are authorised to collect it; 
  • may be assesses by the Board for the purpose of deciding whether further investigation or performance action should be taken in relation to your registration; and 
  • the information may also be used for the proper operation of the National Law (e.g. for research relevant to the Law).

The Board or Ahpra may:

  • disclose the information you provide to another health complaints entity responsible for handling complaints and notifications about health practitioners; investigators; third parties where this is required for an investigation; and tribunals, panels and experts (such as performance and health assessors) where this is required to determine what action to take in response to the information,
  • disclose may be made to entities and persons outside Australia if, for example, this Notification relates to events that occurred in whole or part outside Australia, or if you practise or have practised outside Australia,
  • use third parties to hold, process and maintain personal information. For example, we use third party data processors to store our data in hosted facilities, and
  • use third party IT support providers who may also access our information systems remotely and this may involve access to personal information. Some of these third parties are located in countries outside Australia. Those countries include Japan, Canada and the United States of America. In all cases, we seek to share the minimum amount of personal data necessary.

Where Ahpra uses third parties, we require the third parties to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and impose, as far as possible, confidentiality and privacy obligations at least as demanding as those that apply to us.

The Board and Ahpra are committed to protecting your personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Privacy Act. Ahpra’s Privacy Policy explains how you may: access and seek correction of your personal or sensitive information held by Ahpra and the Board; how to complain to Ahpra about a breach of your privacy; and how your complaint will be dealt with. The policy can be accessed on the Privacy page.

Forms relevant to this collection statement:

NOCE-00

 
 
Page reviewed 8/04/2020