Applying for Health Care Records or Health Information held by The Network

You are entitled to request access (subject to some limited exceptions) to your own health records or health information. For further information refer to the Privacy information leaflet for patients.

To apply to view or obtain copies of your own health record or health information the Application for Access to Health Records  form should be completed and sent to the Health Information and Records Service. Contact details are on the form and are listed below.

If you are applying for access as the patient’s authorised representative (example: family member) you must also complete this application form.

If you are a patient’s legal representative please see the process below.

Applying for access as a legal representative

If you are a patient’s legal representative and require access to their health record or health information please provide The Network with the following:

  1. A valid, written consent dated within the last 3 months. You may either complete the Consent to Release Information form or use a consent form from your own organisation.
  2. Complete a written request letter including the patient details and the health information provided. An email will be acceptable on the basis that your organisation can be reasonably identified from the email.
  3. An initial processing fee of $33.00 paid via EFT.

Applicants are encouraged to access health Information under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act (HRIPA).

Sending a subpoena to The Network for health records or health information

If you wish to subpoena a health record from the Network, please send the subpoena directly to the Health Information and Records Service.

 

Sending your application

Please forward your application for access to a health record or health information to:

Via Email:             JHFMHN-MedicoLegal@health.nsw.gov.au

Via Post:              Health Records and Information Service

                           PO Box 150

                           Matraville NSW 2036