MHR ex­ten­sion

Pharmacy Daily - - Front page -

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has ex­tended the opt-out pe­riod for My Health Record by an ex­tra month, giv­ing Australians un­til 15 Nov 2018 to con­sider their op­tions.

The 2012 leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing the scheme will also be amended to en­sure that if some­one wishes to can­cel their record they will be able to do so on a per­ma­nent ba­sis, with their record deleted for­ever.

Health min­is­ter Greg Hunt said the law would be amended to en­sure no record can be re­leased to po­lice or gov­ern­ment agen­cies, for any pur­pose, with­out a court or­der.

He said the gov­ern­ment would also work with med­i­cal lead­ers on “ad­di­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tions to the pub­lic about the ben­e­fits and pur­pose of My Health Record so they can make an in­formed choice”.

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