Health service providers
A health service provider is an individual or organisation that provides health, disability or aged care services. Typical examples include:
- pharmacists allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, etc)
- family medical practices
- community health centres
- mental health services
- hospital or day surgery centres
- disability or aged care services
- rehabilitation services
- palliative care services
- blood or tissue banks.
Non-health service providers
Non-health service providers must also comply with privacy laws and principles. A non-health service provider is an individual or organisation that collects or stores health information even though it does not provide health services. Such individuals and organisations might include:
- child care centres and kindergartens
- weight loss clinics
Next Section: What are the privacy principles?