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HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS ACT 2010


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Purpose of this Act  
   3A.     Simplified outline of this Act  
   4.      Act to bind the Crown  
   4A.     External Territories  
   5.      Definitions  
   6.      Identity of service operator  
   7.      Meaning of identifying information  
   8.      Meaning of national registration authority  

   PART 2--ASSIGNING HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS

   9AA.    Simplified outline of this Part  
   9.      Assigning healthcare identifiers  
   9A.     Classes of healthcare provider that may be assigned a healthcare identifier by the service operator  
   9B.     Information that may be requested before assigning healthcare identifiers  
   9C.     Review of decision not to assign a healthcare identifier  
   10.     Service operator must keep record of healthcare identifiers etc.  

   PART 3--COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS, IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

           Division 1--Simplified outline of this Part

   11.     Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--Healthcare recipients

   12.     Collection, use and disclosure--assigning a healthcare identifier to a healthcare recipient  
   13.     Collection, use and disclosure--establishing and maintaining a record of healthcare identifiers for healthcare recipients  
   14.     Collection, use and disclosure--providing healthcare to a healthcare recipient  
   15.     Collection, use and disclosure--My Health Record system  
   16.     Collection, use and disclosure--aged care  
   17.     Adopting the healthcare identifier of a healthcare recipient etc.  
   18.     Disclosure of the healthcare identifier of a healthcare recipient to the healthcare recipient etc.  
   19.     Other information relating to the healthcare identifier of a healthcare recipient may be disclosed by the service operator  
   20.     Regulations relating to the healthcare identifier and identifying information of a healthcare recipient etc.  

           Division 3--Healthcare providers

   21.     Collection, use and disclosure--assigning a healthcare identifier to a healthcare provider  
   22.     Collection, use and disclosure--establishing and maintaining a record of healthcare identifiers for healthcare providers  
   23.     Collection, use and disclosure--providing healthcare  
   24.     Collection, use and disclosure--My Health Record system  
   25.     Collection, use and disclosure--enabling authentication in electronic communications  
   25A.    Collection, use and disclosure--sharing information with registration authorities  
   25B.    Adopting the healthcare identifier of a healthcare provider  
   25C.    Disclosure of the healthcare identifier of a healthcare provider to the healthcare provider  
   25D.    Regulations relating to the healthcare identifier and other information of a healthcare provider  
   25E.    Obligation to keep information accurate, up-to-date and complete  

           Division 4--Unauthorised use and disclosure of healthcare identifiers and other information obtained under this Act

   26.     Use and disclosure of healthcare identifiers and other information obtained under this Act  

           Division 5--Protection of healthcare identifiers

   27.     Protection of healthcare identifiers  

   PART 4--INTERACTION WITH THE PRIVACY ACT 1988

   28AA.   Simplified outline of this Part  
   28.     Interaction with the Privacy Act 1988  
   29.     Functions of Information Commissioner  
   30.     Annual reports by Information Commissioner  

   PART 5--HEALTHCARE PROVIDER DIRECTORY

   31AA.   Simplified outline of this Part  
   31.     Healthcare Provider Directory  
   31A.    Healthcare Provider Directory--sharing information with the My Health Record System Operator  

   PART 5A--ENFORCEMENT

   31B.    Simplified outline of this Part  
   31C.    Civil penalty provisions  
   31D.    Enforceable undertakings  
   31E.    Injunctions  

   PART 6--OVERSIGHT ROLE OF MINISTERIAL COUNCIL

   31F.    Simplified outline of this Part  
   32.     Directions to service operator  
   33.     Consultation with Ministerial Council about regulations  
   34.      Annual reports by service operator  
   35.     Review of the operation of this Act  

   PART 7--MISCELLANEOUS

           Division 1--Simplified outline of this Part

   36AA.   Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--Employees, contractors, partnerships, unincorporated associations and trusts

   36.     Extent of authorisation  
   36A.    Authorisation to disclose to employees and contracted service providers of a healthcare provider  
   36B.    Treatment of partnerships  
   36C.    Treatment of unincorporated associations  
   36D.    Treatment of trusts with multiple trustees  

           Division 3--Delegations

   36E.    Delegations by the service operator  

           Division 4--Constitutional matters

   37.     Relationship to State and Territory laws  
   38.     Severability--additional effect of Parts 3 and 4  

           Division 5--Regulations

   39.     Regulations  


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