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.
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:
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.