The Australian Parliament has recently passed the My Health
Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.
My Health Records will allow different medical professionals
access to your medical records, which will facilitate continuous
and informed treatment.
The changes are in response to the Australian community's calls
for even stronger privacy and security protections for people using
My Health Record.
The measures also allow Australians to opt in or opt out of
having a My Health Record at any time during their life.
Records will be created for every Australian who wants one after
31 January 2019. After this date, a person can delete their record
permanently at any time.
Currently, more than 6.3 million Australians already have a My
Health Record and more than 14,000 healthcare professional
organisations are connected, including general practices,
hospitals, pharmacies, diagnostic imaging and pathology
My Health Record supports the health and care of Australians who
choose to have one.
Read about the legislation
Read more about My Health Record