General practice data and electronic clinical decision support - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

Closed 28 Feb 2023

Opened 28 Nov 2022


The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is releasing this Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) to inform thinking around general practice data and electronic clinical decision support (eCDS). The two policy areas discussed in this CRIS have been combined given the overlap in stakeholders and links between general practice data and eCDS in the broader healthcare ecosystem.

The CRIS is the final stage in a two stage consultation process, expanding on the matters outlined in the initial Issues Paper released in November 2021, to lay out a range of potential regulatory options. The purpose of the CRIS is to seek broad stakeholder feedback on the scope of options, whether options are justified and what some of the potential costs and benefits are of each option.

The Department will collect and store personal information related to the submission in accordance with the Department’s Privacy Policy. Submissions will be made available to the public via the Consultation Hub. Please indicate if you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence.     

Please find the CRIS document at the bottom of this page. 

Why your views matter

The Department of Health and Aged Care wants to hear from people and organisations who can provide insights into primary health care data and the use of electronic clinical decision support systems in primary health care.

We are seeking feedback on the questions raised in the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS), as well as any broader insights that submitters would like to include. 

Please provide feedback on some or all of the questions raised. When responding to the questions with specific examples, please provide the appropriate source or evidence for your response.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing your views. 

If you have any questions or to make a submission, please email:

What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS). Your feedback will be considered and inform the final Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). 


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