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Medico-Legal Enquiries

Subpoena

Address of a Subpoena

Subpoenas should be addressed to the Health Information Manager of the hospital that holds the records pertaining to the schedule of the subpoena. You can find the addresses of our hospitals on our find a health service page.

Subpoenas for records held for the Western NSW Local Health District are to be addressed to:

Contact Details

The Proper Officer
Western NSW Local Health District
Postal: PO Box 4061 
             Dubbo NSW 2830
Street: 29​ Hawthorn Street
             Dubbo NSW 2830

Conduct Monies

The party issuing the subpoena shall be charged a per patient per facility fee for requests addressed to the Local Health District.

Where:

  • At least 5 working days’ notice is given for the production of the record to Court ($71)
  • Less than 5 working days’ notice is given for the production of the record to Court ($107)

An additional photocopying fee of 40 cents per page is also applicable.

Make a medicolegal request 

Medico legal requests should be addressed to the Health Information Manager of the hospital that holds the records. You can find the addresses of our hospitals on our find a health service page.
 
Requests for information from insurers or other parties must be accompanied with a valid consent and monies paid before any information is released.
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Fees for copies of notes are $33.00 (inc. GST) 

Chapter 16A Central Contact Point 

Western NSW LHD has a centralised service point that receives and responds to Chapter 16A requests for the Western NSW Local Health District. 
 
Under Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 an organisation that is a prescribed body can be requested to provide and share any information it holds relating to the safety, welfare or wellbeing of a particular child or young person.
 
Information exchanged between prescribed bodies under Chapter 16A is preferably done so verbally, between a worker in a prescribed agency and a Health worker. 
 
Prescribed bodies include services that work with children and young people or their families and include but are not limited to State Government agencies, Non-Government Organisations, Aboriginal Medical Services, education providers and child care centres and Medical Practitioners.
 
The contact details of WNSW LHD Central Contact Point are:

Contact Details

Dubbo Hospital
Health Information Services
Phone: (02) 6809 6861 
             or (02) 6809 6862
Fax: (02) 6884 4216

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