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Accessing Health Records

Patients are entitled to be given access to all personal information held by us. Copies of health records can be released under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

How do I access Health Records
You are entitled to request access to all personal information, including your Patient Health Care Record, held by us. If you are not the patient then you will need to include written consent from the patient clearly indicating that we can disclose the record to you. Normally you will be asked to apply for access in writing and provide identification. You may be charged a fee if you request copies of your personal information or Patient Health Care Record.

Access to your personal information may be declined in special circumstances, such as where giving access would put you or another person at risk of mental or physical harm.

If you believe the information we hold about you is incorrect or an error has been made, please let us know and we will correct the information or add a notation to your record.

Requests for access to or correction of your medical record should be addressed to:

Ambulance Service of NSW
Medical Records Department
PO Box 17

For further information contact:
Medical Records Department, Ambulance Service of NSW, PO Box 17, HAMILTON NSW 2303
Phone: (02) 4921 7530 or (02) 4921 7555  from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday



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