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Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Introduced with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, the bill: establishes the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) System Operator to be responsible for the operation of the PCEHR system and the advisory bodies which will support the operation of the system; enables consumers or their nominated representatives to register for an eHealth record and to control the access to that record; provides for civil penalties to be imposed when there is an unauthorised use, collection or disclosure of information in a consumer’s eHealth record or actions occur which may compromise the integrity of the PCEHR system; enables the minister to make PCEHR rules; requires the Information Commissioner and the PCEHR System Operator to report annually; and provides for a review of the first two years of the operation of the Act.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/11/11  
Second reading moved 23/11/11  
Second reading debate 16/02/12  
Second reading debate 28/02/12  
Second reading debate 29/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 29/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/02/12  
Second reading moved 29/02/12  
Second reading debate 19/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 19/06/12 Amendment details: 32 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 19/06/12  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 20/06/12  
Consideration of Senate message 21/06/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21/06/12  
Assent 26/06/12 Act no.: 63 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet CN235]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/11/2011): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/03/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )