Privacy Compliance for Medical Practices


Ensuring compliance with privacy law is not just a matter of respecting patient confidentiality. Legal requirements include mandatory data breach notification, compliance with privacy legislation and penalties for breaches of the Australian Privacy Act 1988, which can include not having a proactive compliance program or the appropriate policies and procedures.

In addition to the legal compliance risks, medical practices face reputational risks from any data breaches, because patients have high expectations about privacy protection, particularly in the context of eHealth systems. This practical self-paced online module provides an overview of your privacy obligations, and the steps needed to implement a compliant privacy management program for your practice.


1 hour Online Learning

RACGP 2 QI&CPD points


Learning Outcomes

  1. Scope your privacy compliance obligations, working within the medical profession
  2. Recognise the typical risk areas found within a medical practice
  3. Map the practical steps needed to build a privacy compliance program for your practice
  4. Respond to privacy related requests to minimise risk of non-compliance



  • Understanding Privacy
  • Privacy Obligations
  • Putting Privacy Compliance into Practice - what you need to do
  • Managing Privacy Risks and Complaints
  • Top Tips for Privacy Compliance


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Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctor in Training (DIT), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor, Practice Manager, Physician, Health Care Provider, Clinician


Salinger Privacy
Online Education
1h : 0m
MBA - CPD: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt
RACGP: 2 pts

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