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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 779

Confidentiality of information obtained by other persons

779 Confidentiality of information obtained by other persons

(1) This section applies to a person—
(a) who is or has been—
(i) a member of the tribunal; or
(ii) an assisting clinician; or
(iii) a person representing another person at the hearing of a proceeding in the tribunal; or
(iv) a support person accompanying another person at the hearing of a proceeding in the tribunal; and
(b) in that capacity acquires personal information.
(2) The person must not use the personal information or disclose it to anyone else.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—100 penalty units.
(3) However, the person may use or disclose the personal information—
(a) to the extent necessary to perform the person’s functions under this Act; or
(b) if the use or disclosure is otherwise required or permitted by law; or
(c) if the person to whom the information relates consents to the use or disclosure.



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