Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) gives persons the general right, subject to specified exceptions, to access information held by agencies, departments and authorities of the Victorian Government. Alpine Health is an agency under the FOI Act.
The FOI Act gives you the right to access your information held in Alpine Health records. Alpine Health includes:
- Bright District Hospital and Health Services;
- Mt Beauty District Hospital; and
- Myrtleford District War Memorial Hospital.
All of the medical records held at Alpine Health are currently in hard copy and we do not have any electronic format.
Accessing your records
Find out more about accessing your records by downloading the Information Brochure.
How to apply
All requests for access to documents held by Alpine Health under the provisions of the FOI Act are to be made in writing. Please complete the FOI Application Form.
Click here to access the Application Form.
The total cost of producing a record varies according to the type of request. These charges are set by government regulations. For further information please visit www.foi.vic.gov.au
Fees and charges
- Application fee: $28.40 (Indexed annually)
- Search fee: $21.00 (or part of an hour)
- Supervision: $5.00 per 15 mins
- Photocopying: 20c per A4 page
- Current postal charges also apply.
An application for financial hardship may be made but must be supported by concession card evidence such as a Health Care or Pension Card. If your application is accepted, you may be excused from paying some or all of the charges.