Collecting and Holding Information
As part of providing a psychological service to you, your Psychologist will collect and record personal information that is relevant to your current situation. This information is gathered as part of your assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and is securely retained and stored in order to inform and monitor the progress of the service provided to you.
All information gathered in the process of assessment, diagnosis and treatment remains confidential, with your information and circumstances only being known to the Psychologist and if claiming a Medicare rebate, the referring General Practitioner (GP) and/or Psychiatrist.
In exceptional circumstances, Psychologists are bound to disclose information when:
- Information is subpoenaed by a Court or if disclosure is otherwise required by law.
- Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at serious and imminent risk.
As a requirement of ongoing registration your Psychologist is required to engage in professional supervision, which may require discussion of the treatment provided to you with a Psychologist supervisor. However your personal details will be de-identified prior to supervision. All information remains confidential as outlined above.