Yea District Memorial Hospital

Making A Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

 

Freedom Of Information Request Form


In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) you have the right to request access to your medical record and personal information held by Yea & District Memorial Hospital (YDMH). Your rights extend to obtaining copies of information, viewing information or requesting an amendment to information that is incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date.

 

You can also request access to the medical information of another person with their written consent.

 

Each request is considered in accordance with the FOI Act. As a result some requested documents may be exempted. If so, you will be advised as to the reason why under the Act. In considering the request YDMH will take reasonable steps to be satisfied that the applicant has the right to access the requested information.

 

Some information is not available. This includes:

 

Making a Request

An application must be made in accordance with the FOI Act. You must:

  1. Complete a written application
  2. We request you complete a Freedom of Information Request available from the health service, or download from our website
  3. Provide identification with your application
  4. A clear photocopy of identification that contains a photograph of you and your signature. Your passport or drivers licence are good examples
  5. Authority for release of information if you are requesting access to another person’s information.
  6. Pay a non-refundable application fee which at the 1st July 2019 is $29.60.

 

Cost

Apart from the application fee access charges are levied in accordance with the FOI Act, however in certain circumstances these may be waived. Current charges are:

 

Payment is to be made by cash or cheque made payable to YDMH.

 

 

Submissions of Applications

 

By Post:

FOI Officer
Yea & District Memorial Hospital
45 Station Street
YEA VIC 3717

In Person:

YDMH Reception
45 Station Street

 

8.00am – 4.30pm / Mon – Fri

 

 

Receipt of Applications

Upon receipt of your request:

 

 

Complaints

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your FOI application, in the first instance please contact the YDMH FOI Officer by telephoning (03) 5736 0400 to discuss the decision.

 

Following discussion if you are still dissatisfied you can:

 

Victorian Information Commissioner

Phone

Call 1300 006 842 (1300 00 OVIC) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Email

enquiries@ovic.vic.gov.au

 

 

Post

PO Box 24274

Melbourne VIC 3001

 

Fax

(03) 8684 7588

 

Interpreter and translation service

Call OVIC through TIS National: 131 450