Consent and Record Keeping

What Information do I collect about you?
      • Please see the patient form here
      • I may take notes during our sessions
      • I may record our sessions electronically (with your consent)
How long will you keep my information?
According to the HPCSA, I am obliged to keep records according to the following guidelines:
      • Health records should be stored for a period of not less than six (6) years as from the date they became dormant
      • In the case of minors and those patients who are mentally incompetent, health care practitioners should keep the records for a longer period:
        • For minors under the age of 18 years health records should be kept until the minor’s 21ST birthday because legally minors have up to three years after they reach the age of 18 years to bring a claim.
      • For mentally incompetent patients the records should be kept for the duration of the patient’s lifetime.
      • In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act No. 85 of 1993) health records must be kept for a period of 20 years after treatment.
With whom is my information shared and why?