Access to Records

If client information is to be included in an evaluation, they must agree to this in writing. Individuals must not be identifiable and only aggregate data should be presented in the report.

If you are using client records, permission must also be obtained from the Privacy Committee of South Australia. This committee was set up to ensure there are not intrusions of privacy where government records are concerned. In South Australia, this committee comes under the Attorney General’s Department, but community health workers outside of SA should check whether there is similar legislation in their own state.

 


Informed consent
Codes and committees