Garrison Health Services
Yes, it is. All medical information will go directly to the ADF On-base Medical Officer to contribute to the personnel’s full medical record. ADF personnel provide consent for this to occur when they join the ADF.
ADF On-base Medical Officers, health practitioners and Health Centre staff are reliant on timely access to health reporting and information. In order to ensure effective clinical management of the on-going health needs of ADF personnel it is crucial this documentation is communicated quickly and accurately by Off-base medical providers. This essential information also offers historical evidence of the health and preparedness of personnel for military operations.
GHS may request information from the provider for the primary purpose of providing it to the ADF. Health practitioners may agree to provide such information on request from GHS provided the ADF personnel has consented to that provision, or it is otherwise permitted or required by law. GHS keeps such health information confidential in accordance with relevant privacy legislation and standards, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).