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Confidential information access

Researchers may seek the use of data or materials held by Pathology Queensland that potentially contains identifiable—or potentially re-identifiable—information.

It is preferred that patient consent is obtained for the use of patient data. If you have been unable to obtain patient consent, but are undertaking approved research or activities relating to health services, you can apply for the release of confidential information under s280 of the Public Health Act 2005 or s150 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011.

It is NOT possible under either Act for a data custodian to grant non-Queensland Health employees with direct password-protected access to a Queensland Health information system.

Last updated: 7 March 2023