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Confidentiality of information on the Central Register disclosed by the Authority

S. 66C(1) amended by No. 39/2021 s. 36.

    (1)     If the Authority has disclosed information recorded on the Central Register to a person, that person must not disclose the information that was disclosed to the person by the Authority to any other person, whether directly or indirectly.

Penalty:     50 penalty units.

    (2)     Despite subsection (1), the person may disclose information disclosed by the Authority

        (a)     to a court or a tribunal; or

        (b)     in the course of disciplinary proceedings against a doctor; or

        (c)     as required under any other Act; or

        (d)     for the purposes of law enforcement.

    (3)     Subsection (1) does not apply if—

        (a)     the Authority disclosed the information to a person who made an application under  section 56(1) or 60A or to a doctor nominated by that person; or

        (b)     the Authority disclosed the information to a person in a notice given to that person under section 62; or

        (c)     the Authority did not advise the person, at the time of disclosure, that it is a criminal offence to disclose that information to any other person; or

        (d)     the information is disclosed to another person by a registered ART provider in accordance with Part 6A.

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