Review of the My Health Records legislation

Closed 21 Oct 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020

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Overview

Review of the My Health Records legislation

We're seeking feedback on how we can improve the legislation that underpins the My Health Record system.

This is part of a review to improve the legislation, including to:

  • better support patients accessing multiple health care providers
  • reduce duplication of treatment
  • avoid adverse health events
  • actively involve patients in their own health care.

Professor John McMillan AO who leads the review welcomes input from all interested parties to understand to what extent the Act (including its rules and regulations) is supporting the operation of the My Health Record system.

This review is required under the My Health Records Act 2012.

Your feedback will help Professor McMillan develop a final report to the Minister for Health, due to be delivered by December 2020.  

Read more about My Health Record.

A link to the consultation paper can be found below. Feedback through this consultation process can be provided to one, some or all of the questions.

Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder and community feedback on the consultation paper. The contribution of diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued and respected.

What happens next

The public consultation period closed on 21 October 2020.

The Reviewer will now deliver a final report to the Minister of Health by 1 December 2020.

If you have any questions please contact us at MHRlegislationreview@health.gov.au.

Audiences

  • General public

Interests

  • e-Health
  • Legislation