Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework

Cohuna District Health (CDH) is now an Information Sharing Entity (ISE) under the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) as per the new legal obligations set out in Part 6A of the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act (2005) and Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act (2008). As a part of the reform, health services will be required to comply with the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework. MARAM is established under Part 11 of the Family Violence Protection Act (2008) and CDH will be required to align practice, procedures and policies with the framework.

Process for Requesting Information

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and Child Information Sharing Scheme

Cohuna District Hospital has developed a process for Information Sharing Entities (ISEs) to request relevant information under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS).

To request information from Cohuna District Hospital under either scheme, complete the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Request form and email it to foi@cdh.vic.gov.au

Please note: The onus is on the requesting ISE to seek and gain consent where required under Legislation. Specific detail must be provided as to why information is being sought under FVISS or CISS

 

Access to your Health Record

During your stay in hospital, after you have been discharged, or following any treatment, you may wish to access information in your health record.  Access to this information can be sought by contacting the hospital’s Freedom of Information Officer on 03 5456 5300 who will assist you in obtaining the information.

Please note that Freedom of Information requests incur an application fee, search fee and a fee for the costs of copying the information requested.

Elective Surgery

For more information please click the following link:  Elective Surgery Consumer Focus Group