Disclosing a Known Medical Condition
The Disclosing a Known Medical Condition Procedure establishes how a staff member can disclose a known medical condition and how the University can help prepare a First Aid Treatment Plan.
|Purpose||To outline how a staff member can disclose a known medical condition and how the University can help prepare a First Aid Treatment Plan.|
Many medical conditions, eg diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, require a specific first aid response in an emergency situation. Knowing how to respond appropriately in these situations allows a First Aid Officer to provide appropriate first aid assistance. The development of a First Aid Treatment Plan allows the University to provide relevant training for First Aid Officers, and assess equipment and first aid supplies.
This procedure describes what steps should be taken if a person with a known medical condition decides to advise the University of this condition in order that the correct treatment can be provided, if required.This procedure requires actions by the following;
The decision to disclose is entirely voluntary and any information you provide can be withdrawn at any time. Information relating to a medical condition will not be made available or used for any purpose other than the provision of first aid treatment.
Speak with your Medical Practitioner
If you have decided to disclose, you should contact the Health and Safety Unit to complete a First Aid Treatment Plan.
|PREPARE FIRST AID TREATMENT PLAN|
When an employee or student wishes to disclose a medical condition to the University, do the following:
Collect and store information in the Health and Safety Management System. Limit access to the relevant First Aid Officer and staff in the Health and Safety Unit.
Note that all information disclosed and/or collected is governed in accordance with the Privacy Act, 1998, (Cwlth), Health Records and Information Privacy Act, 2002 (NSW) and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act,1998 (NSW).
Do not release information to third parties, other than those required by law or in the event of a medical/emergency situation.
|REVIEW FIRST AID TREATMENT PLAN|
If a staff member of student notifies you of their medical condition, do the following:
If the required treatment is outside your level of competence or confidence, or the treatment will require resources greater that currently available, refer the matter to the Health and Safety Unit.
Do not release information to third parties, other than those required by law or in the event of a medical/emergency situation (eg to an ambulance officer).PROVIDE TREATMENT
Provide treatment as needed and in accordance with the First Aid Treatment Plan.
|Contact Officer||Manager, Health and Safety|
|Date Approved||23 November 2011|
|Approval Authority||Vice-President People and Services|
|Date of Commencement||23 November 2011|
30 March 2020 – Approval Authority updated to Vice-President People and Services in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
5 Aug 2019 – Updated Approval Authority from Director, Human Resources to Vice-President, University Services and Strategy (VPSS) in accordance with VPSS responsibilities per Delegations of Authority Register.
|Date for Next Review||November 2014|
Privacy Act, 1998 (Cwlth)
Health Records and Information Privacy Act, 2002 (NSW)
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act,1998 (NSW)
|Keywords||Disclosure, Medical Condition, First Aid|