NZ Privacy Act 2020 update #2 – NZ medical practitioners’ obligations
On 1 December 2020, New Zealand’s new privacy regime will come into effect. The new legislation updates New Zealand’s 27-year-old privacy framework, including a new Health Information Privacy Code.
Under the Code, medical practitioners continue to have an obligation to provide patients with their health information. They also continue to have an obligation to ensure the safety of the private health information. The implementation of this new Act and Code provides a timely reminder of a medical practitioner’s obligations under this regime.
Mark Anderson, Sierra Ryland and Joe Fitzgerald looks at these obligations and provide useful guidance on compliance strategies.
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