Multiple addresses may be recorded as required. This field can be a multiple occurring field, each address must have an Address Type.
Health care establishments should always collect the Residential Address of a person who is a health care client when an occasion of service or admission is provided. In addition, the establishment may also need to record other addresses for the person including:
A mail postal address (for correspondence)
Temporary residential or accommodation address (such as for a person from rural Australia who is visiting an oncology centre for a course of treatment, or a person who usually resides overseas)
Business or office address (for specific correspondence purposes)
Unknown address where the person has no fixed address or does not wish to have their residential or a correspondence address recorded.
At least one address must be recorded (this may be an Unknown Address Type).
If more than one of the above categories applies to any one address, use that which is listed highest.
Overseas health care clients:
Record the overseas address as the 'residential Address' and record a 'temporary residential address' as their contact address in Australia.