7 NPP7 - Amendment of documents containing personal information

(1) If a health agency has control of a document containing personal information, it must take all reasonable steps, including by the making of an appropriate amendment, to ensure the personal information—

(a) is accurate; and

(b) having regard to the purpose for which it was collected or is to be used and to any purpose directly related to fulfilling the purpose, is relevant, complete, up to date and not misleading.

(2) Subsection (1) applies subject to any limitation in a law of the State providing for the amendment of personal information held by a health agency.

(3) Subsection (4) applies if—

(a) a health agency considers it is not required to amend personal information included in a document under the health agency's control in a way asked for by the individual the subject of the personal information; and

(b) no decision or recommendation to the effect that the document should be amended wholly or partly in the way asked for has been made under a law mentioned in subsection (2).

(4) A health agency must, if the individual asks, take all reasonable steps to attach to the document any statement provided by the individual of the amendment asked for.