Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System
5.5 Authorisation and access controlAccess to information within the PCEHR System will be moderated by a series of access controls managed by the individual. For each individual’s PCEHR, the PCEHR System will maintain:
- An ‘access list’.
- A series of either basic or advanced access control settings.
Each of these items are discussed below. To help individuals understand the access controls, the consumer portal will provide an online interactive tutorial. Individuals will also be able to call the call centre to seek support in understanding the access controls.
Some access controls may also be overridden in situations where the individual requires emergency care (see Section 5.5.4).
The access controls described here apply to information held within the PCEHR System. Once information has been downloaded from the PCEHR System it will be subject to local access control policies and locally applicable laws.