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Information Principles 2014

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These principles specify the people to whom the Secretary of the Department of Social Services (the Secretary) may disclose protected information, and for what purposes the information can be disclosed.
Administered by: Health
Made 19 Jun 2014
Registered 24 Jun 2014
Tabled HR 26 Jun 2014
Tabled Senate 26 Jun 2014
Table of contents.

 

Information Principles 2014

I, Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services, make the following principles.

Dated 19 June 2014

Mitch Fifield

Assistant Minister for Social Services

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of principles........................................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Purpose of these principles............................................................................................ 1

6............ Disclosure of protected information.............................................................................. 1

 


1  Name of principles

                   These principles are the Information Principles 2014.

2  Commencement

                   These principles commence on 1 July 2014.

3  Authority

                   These principles are made under section 96‑1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Definitions

                   In these principles:

Act means the Aged Care Act 1997.

Quality Agency means the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency established by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013.

relevant State or Territory authority means an authority of a State or Territory (including a local authority) that has functions under a law of the State or Territory (including local by‑laws) relating to fire safety.

5  Purpose of these principles

                   For paragraph 86‑3(j) of the Act, these principles specify:

                     (a)  kinds of persons to whom the Secretary may disclose protected information; and

                     (b)  the purposes for which the information may be disclosed.

Note:          Protected information has the meaning given by section 86‑1 of the Act.

6  Disclosure of protected information

                   The Secretary may disclose protected information:

                     (a)  to the Repatriation Commission and the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, for the purpose of working out whether any amount is payable to a person as rent assistance under that Act; or

                     (b)  to the CEO of the Quality Agency, to assist the CEO to perform the functions mentioned in section 12 of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013; or

                     (c)  if the information relates to fire safety—to the chief executive officer (however described) of a relevant State or Territory authority, to assist the authority to perform its functions; or

                     (d)  to the Aged Care Commissioner, to assist the Aged Care Commissioner to perform his or her functions; or

                     (e)  to the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner, to assist the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner to perform his or her functions; or

                      (f)  to the Director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to assist the body to perform its functions under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, subject to the confidentiality and other information protection provisions in that Act (including but not limited to section 29).

Note:          A person to whom protected information is disclosed under this section must not make a record of, disclose or otherwise use the information except for the purpose for which the information was disclosed (see section 86‑5 of the Act).