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100—Confidentiality and provision of certain information

        (1)         This section applies to a person employed or engaged by the State for the purpose of—

            (a)         monitoring public health in the State; or

            (b)         investigating public health problems within the State; or

            (c)         assessing and improving the quality of public health in the State.

        (2)         The Minister may, by instrument in writing, authorise a person to whom this section applies to have access to personal information relating to the performance of any function referred to in subsection (1).

        (3)         Personal information may be disclosed to a person authorised under subsection (2), and to any person providing technical, administrative or secretarial assistance to that person, without breach of any law or any principle of professional ethics.

        (4)         A person must not disclose personal information obtained directly or indirectly pursuant to this section unless—

            (a)         the disclosure is made in the course of official duties; or

            (b)         the disclosure is made with the consent of the person to whom the information relates; or

            (c)         the disclosure is required by a court or tribunal constituted by law; or

            (d)         the disclosure is authorised under the regulations.

Maximum penalty: $25 000.

        (5)         In this section—

"personal information" means—

            (a)         medical information; or

            (b)         information relating to a person's personal affairs.

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