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MY HEALTH RECORDS ACT 2012 - SECT 9

Definition of identifying information

             (1)  Each of the following is identifying information of a healthcare provider who is an individual:

                     (a)  the name of the healthcare provider;

                     (b)  the address of the healthcare provider;

                     (c)  the email address, telephone number and fax number of the healthcare provider;

                     (d)  the date of birth, and the date of birth accuracy indicator, of the healthcare provider;

                     (e)  the sex of the healthcare provider;

                      (f)  the type of healthcare provider that the individual is;

                     (g)  if the healthcare provider is registered by a registration authority--the registration authority's identifier for the healthcare provider and the status of the registration (such as conditional, suspended or cancelled);

                     (h)  other information that is prescribed by the regulations for the purpose of this paragraph.

             (2)  Each of the following is identifying information of a healthcare provider that is not an individual:

                     (a)  the name of the healthcare provider;

                     (b)  the address of the healthcare provider;

                     (c)  the email address, telephone number and fax number of the healthcare provider;

                     (d)  if applicable, the ABN (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 ) of the healthcare provider;

                     (e)  if applicable, the ACN (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 ) of the healthcare provider;

                      (f)  other information that is prescribed by the regulations for the purpose of this paragraph.

             (3)  Each of the following is identifying information of an individual, other than an individual in the capacity of a healthcare provider:

                     (a)  if applicable, the Medicare number of the individual;

                     (b)  if applicable, the Veterans' Affairs Department file number of the individual;

                     (c)  the name of the individual;

                     (d)  the address of the individual;

                     (e)  the date of birth, and the date of birth accuracy indicator, of the individual;

                      (f)  the sex of the individual;

                     (g)  if the individual was part of a multiple birth--the order in which the individual was born;

Example: The second of twins.

                     (h)  if applicable, the date of death, and the date of death accuracy indicator, of the individual;

                      (i)  other information that is prescribed by the regulations for the purpose of this paragraph.



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