I understand the following:
I have the right to access (and have corrected) my health information under Rules 6 and 7 of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.
If I visit another GP who is not my regular doctor I will be asked for permission to share information from the visit with my regular doctor or practice.
If I have a High User Health Card or Community Services Card and I visit another GP who is not my regular doctor, he/she can make a claim for a subsidy, and the practice I am enrolled in will be informed of the date of that visit. The name of the practice I visited and the reason(s) for the visit will not be disclosed unless I give my consent.
The information I have provided on the Practice Enrolment Form will be:
Members of my health team may:
In the case of financial audits, my health information may be reviewed by an auditor for checking a financial claim made by the practice, but only according to the terms and conditions of section 22G of the Health Act (or any subsequent applicable Act). I may be contacted by the auditor to check that services have been received. If the audit involves checking on health matters, an appropriately qualified health care practitioner will view the health records.
Health data relevant to a programme in which I am enrolled (e.g. Breast Screening, Immunisation, Diabetes) may be sent to the PHO or the external health agency managing this programme.
Health information which will not include my name but may include my National Health Index Identifier (NHI) may be used by health agencies such as the District Health Board, Ministry of Health or PHO for the following purposes, as long as it is not used or published in a way that can identify me:
My health information may be used for health research, but only if this has been approved by an Ethics Committee and will not be used or published in a way that can identify me.
Except as listed above, I understand that details about my health status or the services I have received will remain confidential within the medical practice unless I give specific consent for this information to be communicated.
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If you do not agree to these terms or if you are dissatisfied with any portion of this website your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use.
We may change these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes to these terms apply from the time they are published on this site.
For the purposes of these terms and conditions, "this website", "we" and "our" shall mean Family Doctors at Smales.
Information on this website may change at any time and is provided "as is". Every effort has been made to ensure the information on this site is accurate and up to date. However, we accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information. The provision of information on this website will not constitute any representation, warranty or undertaking (either express or implied) that the information is correct or that the information is current and up to date. The contents are not a substitute for specific advice for your particular circumstances and should not be relied upon as such.
You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process, which you employ for accessing this web site, does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference, which may damage your own computer system.
We will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense whatsoever suffered as a result of use of this site, inability to use this site, reliance on the information on this site or through directly or indirectly applying information on this site or its services.
If you are using this website or purchasing goods for business purposes, you agree that the New Zealand Consumers Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply.
We are not responsible for, and have no knowledge of, or control over the content of, any other websites linked to from this website. Links to other websites are provided for your information and convenience only. We accept no liability for the content of those websites, and the use of any information on any linked website is at your sole risk.
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Family Doctors at Smales welcomes use of this site for your non-commercial use provided that you do not remove any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the content. You may not copy, display or redistribute for commercial purposes any portion of the information on this site without our express permission.
Any rights not expressly granted in these terms and conditions are reserved.
Family Doctors at Smales respects and maintains your right to privacy.
We do not collect private or personal information from this web site unless you willingly and expressly provide it.
We will not disclose any of your personal information except when:
We will never rent, sell or barter your personal information to a third party for purposes unrelated to your use of our services.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information that you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.
However, the information submitted via this site once received is held in confidence. Your information will be stored in our customer database and only Client staff have access to this database. We may use this information to contact you in response to queries or send you news and information from time to time which we believe may be useful to you.
You may ask us to provide a copy of any personal information we might hold about you and ask that we correct any details that may no longer be correct. This can be done by contacting us.
We use analytics technology such as Google Analytics to measure your use of our site. Such tools use "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer. Cookies do not capture or track any personal information and cannot identify you as an individual.
Any information gathered about your use of this site is only used to help us improve the content or layout of this website. It is not used for marketing purposes.
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this site.
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