New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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Medical records

288 Medical records

(1) Proper medical records are to be kept in respect of each inmate, with entries as to each examination that is carried out on an inmate by a prescribed health officer.
(2) The medical records for inmates at a correctional centre are to be kept at the centre in the custody of a prescribed health officer, and their contents are not to be divulged to any person outside Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (including the inmate) except in accordance with guidelines established by the Chief Executive, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
(3) Subclause (2) does not prevent information in an inmate's medical records being used to prepare general reports on the inmate's health for submission to the governor of a correctional centre, and any such report must be prepared and submitted whenever the governor so requests.
(4) As soon as practicable after an inmate is transferred from one correctional centre to another, the inmate's medical records are to be given into the custody of a prescribed health officer at the centre to which the inmate is transferred.
(5) Subclause (4) does not apply if the inmate is temporarily transferred to a police station or court cell complex.

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