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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 62.1

Responsibilities relating to protection of personal information

                   The responsibilities relating to protection of * personal information, relating to a person to whom the approved provider provides * aged care, are as follows:

                     (a)  the personal information must not be used other than:

                              (i)  for a purpose connected with the provision of aged care to the person by the approved provider; or

                             (ii)  for a purpose for which the personal information was given by or on behalf of the person to the approved provider;

                     (b)  except with the written consent of the person, the personal information must not be disclosed to any other person other than:

                              (i)  for a purpose connected with the provision of aged care to the person by the approved provider; or

                             (ii)  for a purpose connected with the provision of aged care to the person by another approved provider, so far as the disclosure relates to the person's * refundable deposit balance or * accommodation bond balance or the period for which retention amounts may be deducted under section 57-20 of the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 or to the person's remaining liability (if any) to pay an * accommodation payment, * accommodation contribution or * accommodation charge; or

                           (iia)  for a purpose connected with the provision of aged care to the person by another approved provider, so far as the disclosure relates to an appraisal or reappraisal connected with a classification that is in force for a care recipient to whom subsection 27-4(5) applies ( * entry into another aged care service within 28 days); or

                            (iii)  for a purpose for which the personal information was given by or on behalf of the person; or

                            (iv)  for the purpose of complying with an obligation under this Act or the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 or any of the Principles made under section 96-1 of this Act or the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 ;

                     (c)  the personal information must be protected by security safeguards that it is reasonable in the circumstances to take against the loss or misuse of the information.



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