Requests for changes to medical records

With thanks to Karina Hafford for noting a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia: Morris v Information Commissioner [2016] WASC 336.

The applicant had applied to the Information Commissioner for a direction that certain of her medical records be amended (by the entity holding those records) so as to delete certain references to her mental health: [2].

The Information Commissioner did not accede to the request and ultimately the Court dismissed her application as it was not an appeal on a point of law: [62].

In doing so the Court commented on the differences between objective matters in records, and expressions of opinion in such records: [45] – [50].


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