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Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records

(Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 16, page 5 (lines 14 and 15), omit “to disclose a healthcare identifier to the PCEHR System Operator”, substitute “to use, and to disclose to the PCEHR System Operator, a healthcare identifier”.

(2)     Schedule 1, item 16, page 5 (line 21), omit “, of a healthcare recipient”.

(3)     Schedule 1, item 16, page 5 (line 24), omit “, of a healthcare recipient”.

(4)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 6 (lines 9 and 10), omit the item, substitute:

17  Subsection 20(1)

Omit “is authorised to disclose an identified healthcare provider’s healthcare identifier to an entity”, substitute “or a registration authority is authorised to use, and disclose to an entity, an identified healthcare provider’s healthcare identifier and identifying information”.

(5)     Schedule 1, item 18, page 6 (lines 11 and 12), omit the item.

(6)     Schedule 1, item 21, page 6 (line 28), omit “has applied”, substitute “is applying, or has applied,”.

(7)     Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (after line 10), at the end of section 22A, add:

             (3) If the healthcare recipient has an authorised representative or a nominated representative, the PCEHR System Operator is authorised:

                     (a)  to collect identifying information of the authorised representative or nominated representative from the service operator; and

                     (b)  to collect the healthcare identifier of the authorised representative or nominated representative; and

                     (c)  to use and disclose the identifying information and healthcare identifier;

for the purpose of verifying the identity of the authorised representative or nominated representative and for other purposes of the PCEHR system, subject to the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 .

(8)     Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (lines 11 and 12), omit “ and registered repository operator ”, substitute “ , registered repository operator or registered portal operator ”.

(9)     Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (line 13), omit “The”, substitute “(1) The PCEHR”.

(10)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (line 14), omit “registration authority”, substitute “registered portal operator”.

(11)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (after line 17), at the end of section 22B, add:

             (2)  The PCEHR System Operator, a registered repository operator or a registered portal operator is authorised to adopt the healthcare identifier of an authorised representative or a nominated representative of a healthcare recipient as its own identifier of the authorised representative or nominated representative, so far as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of the PCEHR system.

(12)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (line 23), after “provider”, insert “, or an authorised representative or nominated representative of a healthcare recipient”.

(13)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 8 (after line 30), at the end of section 22D, add:

             (4)  Despite paragraphs (2)(b) and (3)(b), the consent of the healthcare recipient is not required for the uploading of information by the Chief Executive Medicare in accordance with paragraph 38(2)(a) of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 .

(14)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 8 (line 34), after “recipient”, insert “, a healthcare provider, an authorised representative of a healthcare recipient or a nominated representative of a healthcare recipient”.

(15)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 9 (line 1), after “recipient”, insert “, a healthcare provider, an authorised representative of a healthcare recipient or a nominated representative of a healthcare recipient”.

(16)   Schedule 1, page 10 (after line 28), after item 29, insert:

29A  At the end of section 46E

Add:

             (4)  Despite paragraphs (1)(ba) and (bb), the consent of the consumer is not required for the uploading of information by the Chief Executive Medicare in accordance with paragraph 38(2)(a) of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 .

(17)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 11 (line 8), omit “Guidelines”, substitute “guidelines”.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

19 June 2012