Using confidential information in research
You may need to make an application under the Public Health Act 2005 (PHA) if your research uses information you’re unable to get consent for.
Without consent, an application under the PHA offers a legal and non-consensual way for you to apply for the information. Read our PHA tips for research applications about the release of confidential information.
Information held by the Department of Health and Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) plays an important role in research.
Information to help you decide if you need to make an application under the Public Health Act 2005 and what you need to include.
Find out how to apply for information held by Queensland Health or a hospital and health service for research purposes.