Legislation review of the My Health Records Act 2012
A review of the My Health Records Act 2012 is underway. This is to ensure the legislation underpinning the My Health Records system is enabling the system to work as well as it can for all Australians.
Section 108 of the My Health Records Act 2012 (the Act) requires the Minister for Health to appoint an individual to review the operation of the Act and to report to the Minister within 3 years of the occurrence of a particular event. The relevant event was the commencement on 2 December 2017 of a legislative rule that made the opt-out model a feature of My Health Records.
Professor John McMillan AO was appointed by the Minister on 24 February 2020 to conduct the review, following consultation with state and territory health ministers.
The review will include consultation with consumers, jurisdictions, healthcare providers, peak groups, and the information and technology sector.
For more information, please write to MHRlegislationreview [at] health.gov.au
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