Requirements for Information Communication (2007 Edition)

Transfer or closure of the laboratory

Page last updated: 14 January 2008


Where a laboratory is to be closed down, sold, amalgamated or otherwise transferred to another provider, appropriate steps must be taken to:
(a) make referring practitioners aware of the change
(b) inform referring practitioners about the proposed arrangements for the transfer or storage of records.
Where an individual requests that their records be transferred to another provider, the closing laboratory must provide the individual or the nominated alternative provider with the health record of the individual.