Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Collection statement for form AFOI-00 – Application for freedom of information
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Collection statement for form AFOI-00 – Application for freedom of information

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 AFOI-00 – Application for freedom of information.

Privacy and confidentiality

We are authorised by the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the information on this form. This information will be used to process your freedom of information application. If you do not provide all information required on this form, this may result in your application being delayed or refused.

Where authorised to do so, Ahpra, the Advisory Council, the Agency Management Committee or a Board (‘National Law Entities’) may give this information to other bodies, such as the National Health Practitioners Privacy Commissioner and the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman.

A National Law Entity may be required under the Freedom of Information Act to give details about an FoI request to a person or organisation where the request is for information concerning their personal or business affairs (including medical or legal advice that person gave).

The Board or Ahpra may:

  • 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 National Law Entities are committed to protecting your information in accordance with the Privacy Act.  Ahpra’s Privacy Policy explains how you may: access and seek correction of your personal information held by National Law Entities; 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:


Page reviewed 8/04/2020