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The past year has served as a timely reminder of the bravery and selflessness of our frontline healthcare workers. At Littles, we see first-hand the incredible diligence and professionalism that hospital workers, along with first responders, demonstrate when providing care to those involved in a motor vehicle or workplace accident.
Queensland Health records can serve as important pieces of evidence for Claimants pursuing a claim for damages as a result of a motor vehicle or workplace accident, given the contemporaneous nature of the documents found within these records.
When requesting records from Queensland Health on behalf of our clients, two legislative/policy regimes may be enlivened: –
The Queensland Health Administrative Access Policy provides a framework for individuals to access their health records through a third party, such as their legal representative. The authority and identification requirements for such a request are stringently applied. The individual must provide a duly executed authority specifying the information that the individual consents to being released to their legal representative. The request must also be accompanied by a certified copy of the individual’s photographic identification, such as a Driver License or passport.
The Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) was enacted in recognition of the importance of protecting individual’s personal information. It sets out a number of ‘privacy principles’ that dictate how Queensland Government agencies, such as Queensland Health, collect, store, use, and disclose personal information.
Which of the two regimes applies to a request depends on what is contained within the requested records. If the records are non-sensitive in nature (i.e. orthopaedic or physical injuries), then the Queensland Health Administrative Access Policy applies. If the records are sensitive in nature (i.e. mental health records, details of sensitive matters like sexual assault) then the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) is enlivened. In our staff’s experience, wait times for records differ depending on which regime applies to the request.
Having trouble navigating the procedural red tape following an accident? Don’t hesitate to give Littles a call at 1800 548 853 for assistance.
獨立醫療檢查 Independent Medical Examination (“IME”) 是由具有適當資格和經驗的醫生進行的醫學評估，以幫助解決工傷賠償管理中的問題。 保險公司可以安排 IME 來確定： • 診斷 • 工傷是怎麼發生的 • 治療原因和是否合理必要 • 建議療程 • 公傷前工作能力和工時 • 恢復的可能性和時間範圍 • 其他合適的工作職責和能力 • 工傷引起的喪失能力 • 身體能力和任何必須避免的活動 • 評估您的永久性損傷程度 (“Whole...Read More