VCCR PRIVACY STATEMENT
Policy on Management of Personal & Health Information
The Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry (VCCR or Registry) is a government funded confidential, computerised database of Victorian women's Pap test results and related information relevant to cervical screening. The main functions of the Registry are to facilitate the regular participation of women in the National Cervical Screening Program by sending reminder letters when their Pap test is overdue, and to provide a safety net for the follow-up of women with abnormal Pap results.
The Registry operates under Victorian legislation and is maintained by the Victorian Cytology Service, Inc (VCS).
The management and staff of VCS who operate the Registry appreciate that personal and health information is held on the Registry. VCS has strict confidentiality practices in place and all staff are required to abide by these. All staff and visitors who during the course of their visit may potentially observe personal and health information contained on the Registry sign a confidentiality statement and undergo a police check.
All personal and health information on the Registry is managed on the premises of VCS. In accordance with prudent business practice, backup tapes of the information system are stored in a secure facility off-site. No service is contracted out to a third party, other than use of typical utilities such as Australia Post and Telstra.
How is personal and health information collected?
Information you provide directly to the Registry such as change of address, may also be entered on your Registry health record.
What personal and health information is held?
How is personal and health information used?
When is personal and health information disclosed?
VCS may disclose personal and health information on the Registry in the following circumstances:
VCS does not disclose an individual’s personal or health information to any overseas organisation or person (other than the individual).
Opting-Out (Exclusion from the Registry)
How to obtain access to personal and health information held by the Registry?
may request access to or correction of your information.
- and addressed to the Executive Director at the contact details set out below.
How to make a complaint about your privacy?
If you have any concerns or complaints about the manner in which VCS has handled your personal or health information, please contact us in writing at the below address. We will endeavour to resolve your complaint promptly and will provide a written response to you. Alternatively, you may make a complaint to the Health Services Commissioner (at the details set out below).
Contact Details for VCCR
The Medical Director
Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry
PO Box 161
Carlton South VIC 3053
Telephone: (03) 9250 0399
Fax:(03) 9349 1818
Contact Details for the Health Services Commissioner
Health Services Commissioner
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: 1800 136 066