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My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the My Health Records Act 2012 to: remove the ability of the My Health Record System Operator to disclose health information in My Health Records to law enforcement and government agencies without an order by a judicial officer or the healthcare recipient’s consent; and require the system operator to permanently delete from the National Repositories Service any health information about a healthcare recipient who has cancelled their My Health Record.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/08/18  
Second reading moved 22/08/18  
Second reading debate 17/09/18  
Second reading debate 18/09/18  
Second reading debate 19/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 19/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 19/09/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/09/18  
Second reading moved 19/09/18  
Second reading debate 14/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 14/11/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/11/18 Amendment details: 2 Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 15/11/18 Amendment details: 8 Government (2 as amended by 5 Opposition) and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 15/11/18  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/11/18 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 26/11/18  
Assent 10/12/18 Act no: 154 - Year: 2018
     

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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8565]
DI NATALE, Sen Richard

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8541 revised]
DI NATALE, Sen Richard

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8540]
DI NATALE, Sen Richard

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8539 revised]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Government [sheet EH276]

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  • Opposition [sheet 8574]
POLLEY, Sen Helen

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  • Opposition [sheet 8556]
POLLEY, Sen Helen

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8575]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes