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PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACT 2008 - SECT 48B

Confidentiality of reports under section 48A

    (1)     This section applies to a person who is or has been the recipient of a report referred to in section 48A.

    (2)     A person must not disclose to any other person a report referred to in section 48A unless the Secretary considers that the disclosure is in the public interest.

    (3)     Subsection (2) has effect despite anything to the contrary in section 12 of the Audit Act 1994 .

    (4)     The Freedom of Information Act 1982 does not apply to a report referred to in section 48A.

    (5)     Part 5 and HPP 6 of the Health Records Act 2001 do not apply to a report referred to   in section 48A.

    (6)     Nothing in this section prevents a person from including information in any document that does not contain any particulars which would be likely to lead to the identification of a person from whom the information was obtained or to whom the information relates.

    (7)     A person must not, and cannot, be required to produce before any court or tribunal or any board, agency or other person a report referred to in section 48A unless the Secretary considers that the production is in the public interest.

Part 5—General powers

Division 1—State Public Health and Wellbeing Plan



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