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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Schedule 3 Amendments relating to healthcare identifiers

   

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010

1  Section 5

Insert:

aged care , in relation to a person, has the same meaning as in:

                     (a)  if the Aged Care Act 1997 applies in relation to the person—that Act; and

                     (b)  if the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 applies in relation to the person—that Act.

Aged Care Department means the Department administered by the Aged Care Minister.

Aged Care Minister means the Minister administering the Aged Care Act 1997 .

aged care purpose means:

                     (a)  the purpose of enabling the Aged Care Department to create and maintain a record about aged care provided to a person by an approved provider (within the meaning of the Aged Care Act 1997 ); or

                     (b)  the purpose of the Aged Care Department verifying the identity of a person who is receiving, or who is to receive, aged care.

2  After section 12

Insert:

12A   Disclosure for an aged care purpose

Disclosure by identified healthcare provider

             (1)  An identified healthcare provider is authorised to disclose identifying information of a healthcare recipient to the Aged Care Department for an aged care purpose.

             (2)  The Aged Care Department is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect the information; and

                     (b)  to use the information for an aged care purpose.

Disclosure by Aged Care Department

             (3)  The Aged Care Department is authorised to disclose identifying information of a healthcare recipient for an aged care purpose to:

                     (a)  the service operator; or

                     (b)  an identified healthcare provider.

             (4)  The service operator is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect the information; and

                     (b)  to use the information for an aged care purpose.

             (5)  The identified healthcare provider is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect the information; and

                     (b)  to use the information for an aged care purpose.

3  After section 19C

Insert:

19D   Disclosure to Aged Care Department

             (1)  The service operator is authorised:

                     (a)  to use a healthcare identifier of a healthcare recipient; and

                     (b)  to disclose a healthcare identifier of a healthcare recipient to the Aged Care Department;

for an aged care purpose.

             (2)  The Aged Care Department is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect the healthcare identifier; and

                     (b)  to use the healthcare identifier for an aged care purpose.

4  After section 23

Insert:

23A   Disclosure to Aged Care Department

             (1)  A healthcare provider is authorised to disclose a healthcare recipient’s healthcare identifier to the Aged Care Department for an aged care purpose.

             (2)  The Aged Care Department is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect the healthcare identifier; and

                     (b)  to use the healthcare identifier for an aged care purpose.