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Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to healthcare identifiers, electronic health records and other information relating to health, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Healthcare identifiers and health records                                   3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     3

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                      3

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                                5

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                             48

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        92

Part 2—Rule-making powers, application and transitional provisions 95

Schedule 2—Renaming PCEHR as My Health Record                              102

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            102

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     103

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       103

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                           104

Schedule 3—Renaming consumers as healthcare recipients                    113

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     113

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       113

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                           113

Schedule 4—Further consequential amendments                                           121

Part 1—Amendments relating to the Legislation Act 2003                   121

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                           121

Part 2—Amendments relating to delegations                                                122

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     122

 

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to healthcare identifiers, electronic health records and other information relating to health, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1, 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 4, item 1

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 .

 

4.  Schedule 4, items 2 and 3

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.