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This instrument amends the PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Rules 2012 to remove the requirement for a legally binding participation agreement for entities that are part of the Commonwealth and wish to participate in the PCEHR. It also changes the kind of participation agreement for all non-Commonwealth entities from a deed to a contract and removes the text of the participation agreement for healthcare provider organisations from the Participation Agreements Rules.
Administered by: Health
Registered 09 Oct 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR20-Oct-2014
Tabled Senate28-Oct-2014
Date of repeal 11 Oct 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Amendment (specified kind of agreement) Rule 2014

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012

I, PETER DUTTON, Minister for Health, make these Rules under section 109 of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012.

Dated             2010

Dated 7 October 2014








Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                                            3

1.               Name of Rule                                                                                         3

2.               Commencement                                                                                      3

3.               Amendment of PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Rules 2012                   3

Schedule 1               Amendments                                                                                         3

[1]              Subrule 4(1)                                                                                            3

[2]              Subrule 4(4)                                                                                            3

[3]              Schedule 1                                                                                             3

Part 1         Preliminary

1.               Name of Rule

This Rule is the PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Amendment (specified kind of agreement) Rule 2014.

2.               Commencement

The PCEHR Amendment Rule commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. 

3.               Amendment of PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Rules 2012

Schedule 1 amends the PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Rules 2012


Schedule 1       Amendments

(section 3)

[1]              Subrule 4(1)

After “agreement with the System Operator”, insert “of the kind specified in subrule (4)”.

[2]             Subrule 4(4)

Omit the clause, substitute:

(4)      The kind of participation agreement which must be entered into is:

(a)          where the person is not the Commonwealth, a contract; or

(b)          where the person is the Commonwealth (whether identified or described as a Department of State, an agency or in any other way), a memorandum of understanding.

[3]             Schedule 1

Omit Schedule 1.