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Patient Privacy

Due to privacy legislation, Knox Orthopaedic Group (KOG) requires patient consent to collect personal information. KOG collects patient information in order to create a medical record and to ensure optimal and accurate management of your information. The information provided will be used in the following ways:

Administrative purposes

  • Contacting patients by phone pre-operatively and/or post-operatively where necessary

Billing purposes

  • Compliance with Medicare and Health Insurance Commission requirements.

Disclosure to other parties involved in your medical care

  • other treating doctors or specialists
  • hospital booking staff outside KOG.
  • referral for medical tests and X-rays
  • forwarding of reports or results to other treating doctors.

Please Note

Due to the privacy laws, results cannot be given to a third party unless written authorization is obtained or under special circumstances.