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Freedom of Information Requests

Making a Freedom of Information request

The Health Information Services department is responsible for processing Freedom of Information (FOI) requests at Forensicare. 

All requests for access to documents under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982:

  • must be made in writing, including sufficient information about the requested documents
  • include patient authority if request is made by a third party
  • include photographic ID if request is made by an individual and complete the Forensicare Freedom of Information Application form

For additional information on FOI requests and how to access your medical records, please contact Health Information Services:

Thomas Embling of Information Officer
Thomas Embling Hospital
Locked Bag 10
Yarra Bend Road
VIC 3078
Community Forensic
Mental Health Services of Information Officer
Community Forensic Mental Health Service
505 Hoddle Street
Clifton Hill
VIC 3078
Prisons Forensicare Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001

Part 2 Statement

In accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, Forensicare is required to publish certain statements in respect of its functions, processes and the categories of documents it holds.

General information about Forensicare and its functions and processes can be found on this website and in Forensicare’s annual reports. A range of publications produced by Forensicare, including annual reports, are available here. Publications produced by Forensicare and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science are available here. Individuals can request access to documents in the possession of Forensicare through the Freedom of Information process outlined above. The general categories of documents held by Forensicare are outlined below

Categories of documents held by Forensicare

Forensicare has a wide range of documents that are used by staff in the daily operations of the organisation and which assist with the administration of laws or schemes affecting the public. These include the following types of documents:

  • Policies and guidelines
  • Employee records
  • Financial records
  • Medical records
  • Commercial documents
  • Reports

More information

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