Doctors are encouraged to let you know that they will notify SA Health about your notifiable condition, and that as a result, CDCB may be in contact with you.
What information is collected?
If you are suspected or confirmed as having a notifiable condition, SA Health requires the following information:
your name, age, gender, residential address and contact details
if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
the date you first became unwell
your doctor's name and contact details.
Additional information regarding vaccinations for the notifiable condition, potential sources of the infection or travel histories may also be collected if this information is relevant to the type of notifiable condition.
Will SA Health contact me?
Yes, for some notifiable conditions, SA Health will contact you.
Why will SA Health contact me?
The purpose of contacting you is usually to attempt to obtain information which may assist with:
identifying the source of infection
identifying other people who may require treatment or information
What happens with my personal details?
SA Health staff cannot access data contained in the notification process unless they are involved in the data collection or investigation process. Also, notification data cannot be released to any persons not involved in data collection and investigation.
All information collected will be treated as private and confidential and notification data with personal details can only be secured by a court order.
Do I have to tell others if I contract a notifiable condition?
You do not have to tell others if you have become infected with a notifiable condition. However your doctor and the CDCB may advise you of exclusion periods from work, school, childcare or group activities. You are asked to observe those recommendations.
Does my partner need to be notified and tested?
Partners of individuals diagnosed with some sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses should be tested for infection. Your doctor or Adelaide Sexual Health Centre will provide you with advice on confidential partner notification processes.
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