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
- all FOI application fees are waived.
For additional information on FOI requests and how to access your medical records, please contact Health Information Services:
|Thomas Embling Hospitalemail@example.com||Freedom of Information Officer|
Thomas Embling Hospital
Locked Bag 10
Yarra Bend Road
|Community Forensic |
Mental Health Services
|CFMHS.Administration@forensicare.vic.gov.au||Freedom of Information Officer|
Community Forensic Mental Health Service
505 Hoddle Street
|Prisons Forensicare Services||Justicehealth@justice.vic.gov.au||GPO 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
If you require further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.