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MY HEALTH RECORDS ACT 2012


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Object of Act  
   4.      Simplified outline of this Act  
   4A.     Schedule 1  
   5.      Definitions  
   6.      Definition of authorised representative of a healthcare recipient  
   7.      Definition of nominated representative of a healthcare recipient  
   7A.     Duties of authorised representative or nominated representative  
   8.      Things done etc. under provisions of other Acts  
   9.      Definition of identifying information  
   10.     Definition of shared health summary  
   11.     Act to bind the Crown  
   12.     Concurrent operation of State laws  
   13.     External Territories  
   13A.    System Operator may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions  
   13B.    System Operator may use electronic communications  

   PART 2--THE SYSTEM OPERATOR AND THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE MEDICARE

           Division 1--System Operator

   14.     Identity of the System Operator  
   15.     Functions of the System Operator  
   17.     Retention of records uploaded to National Repositories Service  

           Division 4--Functions of Chief Executive Medicare

   38.     Registered repository operator  

   PART 3--REGISTRATION

           Division 1--Registering healthcare recipients

   39.     Healthcare recipients may apply for registration  
   40.     When a healthcare recipient is eligible for registration  
   41.     Registration of a healthcare recipient by the System Operator  

           Division 2--Registering healthcare provider organisations

   42.     Healthcare provider organisation may apply for registration  
   43.     When a healthcare provider organisation is eligible for registration  
   44.     Registration of a healthcare provider organisation  
   45.     Condition of registration--uploading of records, etc.  
   45A.    Condition of registration--handling old records that are works subject to copyright  
   45B.    Condition of registration--handling old sound recordings and cinematograph films that are subject to copyright  
   45C.    Liability where work uploaded in breach of section 45A or 45B  
   46.     Condition of registration--non-discrimination in providing healthcare to a healthcare recipient who does not have a My Health Record etc.  

           Division 3--Registering repository operators, portal operators and contracted service providers

   47.     Persons may apply for registration as a repository operator, a portal operator or a contracted service provider  
   48.     When a person is eligible for registration as a repository operator, a portal operator or a contracted service provider  
   49.     Registration of a repository operator, a portal operator or a contracted service provider  
   50.     Condition about provision of information to System Operator  
   50A.    Condition of registration--handling old records that are works subject to copyright  
   50B.    Condition of registration--handling old sound recordings and cinematograph films that are subject to copyright  
   50C.    Liability where work uploaded in breach of section 50A or 50B  
   50D.    Authorisation to make health information available to the System Operator  

           Division 4--Cancellation, suspension and variation of registration

   51.     Cancellation or suspension of registration  
   52.     Variation of registration  
   53.     Notice of cancellation, suspension or variation of registration etc.  
   54.     Effect of suspension  
   55.     My Health Records Rules may specify requirements after registration is cancelled or suspended  

           Division 5--The Register

   56.     The Register  
   57.     Entries to be made in Register  

           Division 6--Collection, use and disclosure of information for the purposes of the My Health Record System

   58.     Collection, use and disclosure of health information by the System Operator  
   58A.    Collection, use and disclosure of healthcare identifiers, identifying information and information identifying authorised representatives and nominated representatives  

   PART 4--COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION INCLUDED IN A HEALTHCARE RECIPIENT'S MY HEALTH RECORD

           Division 1--Unauthorised collection, use and disclosure of health information included in a healthcare recipient's My Health Record

   59.     Unauthorised collection, use and disclosure of health information included in a healthcare recipient's My Health Record  
   60.     Secondary disclosure  

           Division 2--Authorised collection, use and disclosure

              Subdivision A--Collection, use and disclosure in accordance with access controls

   61.     Collection, use and disclosure for providing healthcare  
   62.     Collection, use and disclosure to nominated representative  

              Subdivision B--Collection, use and disclosure other than in accordance with access controls

   63.     Collection, use and disclosure for management of My Health Record system  
   64.     Collection, use and disclosure in the case of a serious threat  
   65.     Collection, use and disclosure authorised by law  
   66.     Collection, use and disclosure with healthcare recipient's consent  
   67.     Collection, use and disclosure by a healthcare recipient  
   68.     Collection, use and disclosure for indemnity cover  
   69.     Disclosure to courts and tribunals  
   70.     Disclosure for law enforcement purposes, etc.  

           Division 3--Prohibitions and authorisations limited to My Health Record system

   71.     Prohibitions and authorisations limited to health information collected by using the My Health Record system  

           Division 4--Interaction with the Privacy Act 1988

   72.     Interaction with the Privacy Act 1988  
   73.     Contravention of this Act is an interference with privacy  
   73A.    Information Commissioner may disclose details of investigations to System Operator  
   73B.    Obligations of System Operator in relation to correction, etc.  

   PART 5--OTHER CIVIL PENALTY PROVISIONS

   74.     Registered healthcare provider organisations must ensure certain information is given to System Operator  
   75.     Data breaches  
   76.     Requirement to notify if cease to be eligible to be registered  
   77.     Requirement not to hold or take records outside Australia  
   78.     My Health Records Rules must not be contravened  

   PART 6--ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--Civil penalties

   79.     Civil penalty provisions  

           Division 2--Enforceable undertakings

   80.     Enforceable undertakings  

           Division 3--Injunctions

   81.     Injunctions  

   PART 8--OTHER MATTERS

           Division 1--Review of decisions

   97.     Review of decisions  

           Division 2--Delegations

   98.     Delegations by the System Operator  

           Division 3--Authorisations of entities also cover employees

   99.     Authorisations extend to employees etc.  

           Division 4--Treatment of certain entities

   100.    Treatment of partnerships  
   101.    Treatment of unincorporated associations  
   102.    Treatment of trusts with multiple trustees  
   104.    Division does not apply to Division 3 of Part 3  

           Division 5--Alternative constitutional bases

   105.    Alternative constitutional bases  

           Division 6--Annual reports and review of Act

   106.    Annual reports by Information Commissioner  
   107.    Annual reports by the System Operator  
   108.    Review of the operation of the Act  

           Division 7--My Health Records Rules, regulations and other instruments

   109.    Minister may make My Health Records Rules  
   110.    Minister may determine a law of a State or Territory to be a designated privacy law  
   111.    Guidelines relating to the Information Commissioner's enforcement powers etc.  
   112.    Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 My Health Records for all healthcare recipients


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