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 NOTF-00 – Notification (complaint).
The personal information (that is, information identifying you) and sensitive information (such as health information) collected in this form:
If you are not making a mandatory notification (i.e. one required to be made under the National Law), you may choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym. But this might limit the effectiveness of any investigation and subsequent action.
The Board or Ahpra may disclose the information you provide to the health practitioner the subject of that information, but not if (in the Board or Ahpra’s reasonable belief) this would prejudice an investigation, place at risk a person’s health or safety or place them at risk of intimidation or harassment.
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.