The eHealth Division of the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is inviting comments on the proposals for regulations and rules for the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system . Feedback will help develop and refine the proposed rules and regulations which will support the PCEHR system.
The PCEHR System: Proposals for Regulations and Rules (‘proposals paper’) was publicly released today and the opportunity for comment closes at 5 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday 11 April 2012.
The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011, currently before Parliament, provides the legislative framework for the operation of the PCEHR system but not the particular operational detail. The Bill provides for this detail to be specified in subordinate legislation – either regulations of rules.
The proposals paper outlines the main provisions proposed to be included in the regulations and rules, and has been developed following feedback and submissions received for the public consultation of the PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper and PCEHR System: Exposure Draft Legislation along with feedback on the Concept of Operations.
The PCEHR Bill includes provisions relating to participation in the PCEHR system, the circumstances in which PCEHR information can be accessed, obligations on users, penalties for inappropriate use, and functions and responsibilities of the PCEHR System Operator.
You are invited to have your say on the proposals paper via the web submissions form available at the yourhealth website, by emailing your submission to email@example.com or sending your submission via the post to:
PCEHR Legislation Issues Feedback
Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Submissions will be made public. Submissions that are intended to remain confidential should be clearly marked as such and submitters should be aware that confidential submissions may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information law.
The closing date for comments and submissions is 5 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday 11 April 2012.