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No access to health information where information given in confidence[3]

    (1)     Subject to subsection (3), an organisation must not give an individual access under this Act to his or her health information if the health information is subject to confidentiality within the meaning of this section.

    (2)     Health information relating to an individual is subject to confidentiality to the extent that it is given in confidence to the person who recorded the health information by a person other than—

        (a)     the individual; or

        (b)     a health service provider in the course of, or otherwise in relation to, the provision of health services to the individual

with a request that the information not be communicated to the individual to whom it relates.

    (3)     A person who gives health information in confidence may consent to the information being communicated to the individual to whom it relates.

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