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Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 14:04)
Part 6
Part 6 Public registers
56A   Personal information includes health information
In this Part:
personal information includes health information within the meaning of the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.
57   Disclosure of personal information contained in public registers
(1)  The public sector agency responsible for keeping a public register must not disclose any personal information kept in the register unless the agency is satisfied that it is to be used for a purpose relating to the purpose of the register or the Act under which the register is kept.
(2)  In order to enable the responsible agency to comply with subsection (1), the agency may require any person who applies to inspect personal information contained in the public register to give particulars, in the form of a statutory declaration, as to the intended use of any information obtained from the inspection.
58   Suppression of personal information
(1)  A person about whom personal information is contained (or proposed to be contained) in a public register may request the public sector agency responsible for keeping the register to have the information:
(a)  removed from, or not placed on, the register as publicly available, and
(b)  not disclosed to the public.
(2)  If the public sector agency is satisfied that the safety or well-being of any person would be affected by not suppressing the personal information as requested, the agency must suppress the information in accordance with the request unless the agency is of the opinion that the public interest in maintaining public access to the information outweighs any individual interest in suppressing the information.
(3)  Any information that is removed from, or not placed on, a public register under this section may be kept on the register for other purposes.
59   Provisions of this Part prevail
The provisions of this Part prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with the requirements of the law under which the public register concerned is established.