Statutory Guidelines on Transfer or Closure of the Practice or Business of a Health Service Provider - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to transfer or close a health service business or practice. A health service carries out any of the following activities:

  • Assess, maintain or improve an individual's health
  • Diagnose an individual's illness, injury or disability
  • Treat an individual's illness, injury or disability.

Examples of a health service include a drug dispensing service (pharmacist), a disability service, a palliative care service or an aged care service.

These guidelines are created under the Health Privacy Principles (HPP) and relate to HPP 10. HPP 10 regulates what a health service provider must do with its records when the practice or business is to be sold, transferred or closed down. HPP 10 requires a provider to take steps to notify individuals who have received a service from the provider in accordance with these guidelines.

A notice has not been validly given unless the processes outlined in these guidelines have been followed.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Statutory Guidelines on Transfer or Closure of the Practice or Business of a Health Service Provider - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Office of the Health Services Commissioner

Act(s) name

Health Records Act 2001 (Victoria)

Contact details

Office of the Health Services Commissioner


Phone:

1800 136 066

Fax:

03 9032 3111
hsc@health.vic.gov.au

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