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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 124ZR

Authorised collection, use and disclosure

Administration or enforcement of Part

  (1)   The Secretary or an APS employee in the Department is authorised to collect, use and disclose information relating to a bonded participant, including personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 ), if the collection, use or disclosure is reasonably necessary for the purpose of administering or enforcing the provisions of this Part.

Note:   If a person collects, uses or discloses information relating to a bonded participant otherwise than in accordance with this section, see section   130.

  (2)   Without limiting subsection   (1), a collection, use or disclosure for any of the following purposes is taken to be reasonably necessary for the purpose of administering or enforcing the provisions of this Part:

  (a)   confirming whether a bonded participant is, or was during a particular period, an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent visa;

  (b)   monitoring a bonded participant's compliance with the conditions of the Bonded Medical Program set out in section   124ZG;

  (c)   verifying the accuracy of notifications made, and information or documents provided by, a bonded participant in relation to their participation in the Bonded Medical Program;

  (d)   assisting a bonded participant's participation in the Bonded Medical Program.

Compiling and reporting statistical information

  (3)   The Secretary or an APS employee in the Department is authorised to collect, use and disclose information relating to a bonded participant for the purposes of compiling and reporting statistical information relating to the operation of the Bonded Medical Program.

  (4)   Any reporting of statistical information must not identify, or be reasonably capable of being used to identify, an individual.


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