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Guides & Guidelines as made
The Guidelines provide for standards to apply to information about an individual’s claims stored in computer databases, under the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Programs. The National Health Act (section 135AA(5)) requires that the Guidelines must generally specify the ways in which information may be handled, and prohibits linkage of information except as permitted by the Guidelines. The Guidelines seek to ensure that separation is maintained between the two databases.
Administered by: Health
Registered 18 Sep 2008
Gazetted 08 Nov 2000
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

NATIONAL HEALTH ACT 1953

MEDICARE AND PHARMACEUTICAL
BENEFITS PROGRAMS
PRIVACY GUIDELINES
(AMENDMENT 2000 No.1)

Under section 135AA of the National Health Act 1953, I hereby amend the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Programs Privacy Guidelines, which were first issued on 24 November 1993, as follows:

Amendments

1.                  Guideline 1.4

Insert after Guideline 1.4 (b)

•     in the specific circumstance of Coordinated Care trials conducted by the Department between October 2000 and April 2004, where the individual who is the subject of the information has given his/her express and informed consent in writing; or...

Dated this Twenty seventh day of June 2000.

Malcolm Crompton Privacy Commissioner