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Privacy Policy and Health Information Collection Statement

Supporting Learning for Children with Needs is an independent practice under the ownership of Brent Connolly.

You may contact Supporting Learning for Children with Needs by writing to Brent Connolly at 35 Hermitage Parade, Derrimut, Victoria 3026, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 03 80 880 527. You have the right to gain access to the information held by Supporting Learning for Children with Needs about your child.

Our Privacy Policy (available upon request) contains information on how you may request access to, and correction of, your child’s personal information and how you may complain about a breach of your child’s privacy and how we will deal with such a complaint.

Supporting Learning for Children with Needs needs to collect information about your child for the primary purpose of providing quality treatment. In order to fully assess, diagnose and treat your child, we need to collect some personal information from you. This information will also be used for the administrative purposes of running the practice such as billing you or through an insurer or compensation agency. Information will be used within the practice for handover when another speech pathologist will be providing your child with ongoing assistance.

Supporting Learning for Children with Needs may disclose information regarding diagnosis or treatment to your child’s doctor or other treatment providers only with your consent. In the case of insurance or compensation claims, it may be necessary to disclose information and/or collect information that affects your child’s treatment. Supporting Learning for Children with Needs will not disclose your child’s information to commercial companies, however specific service or product information as deemed suitable for your child’s speech pathology management, may be forwarded to you by us, unless you instruct Supporting Learning for Children with Needs not to forward this type of information. Your written consent will obtained at the start of your child’s treatment in order to carry out the above activities. We do not disclose your child’s personal information to overseas recipients.

Information at Supporting Learning for Children with Needs is stored securely and only practice staff have access to it. Supporting Learning for Children with Needs takes all reasonable steps to ensure that information collected about your child is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You may have access to your child’s information on request and if you believe that any of the information is inaccurate we may be able to amend it accordingly. If you do not provide relevant personal or health information (about your child), in part or in full, to (name of practice) it may result in incomplete assessment. This may impact on the diagnosis and the following therapy that is provided. Any concerns that you may have about this policy or about your child’s management can be directed to Supporting Learning for Children with Needs.