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These rules specify the postcodes of healthcare recipients to be included in the opt-out trial areas; the opt-out of registration period and the period within which the healthcare recipient must make an initial election about health information held by the Chief Executive Medicare.
Administered by: Health
Made 02 Feb 2016
Registered 08 Feb 2016
Tabled HR 10 Feb 2016
Tabled Senate 22 Feb 2016
Table of contents.

 

 

My Health Records (Opt-out Trials) Rule 2016

My Health Records Act 2012

I, SUSSAN LEY, Minister for Health, make this Rule under subclause 1(1), and subparagraphs 5(2)(c)(i) and 13(2)(c)(i), of Schedule 1 to the My Health Records Act 2012.

Dated             2010

Dated      2/2/16            

SUSSAN LEY

Minister for Health

 


Contents

 

 

Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                                            3

1.               Name of Rule                                                                                         3

2.               Commencement                                                                                      3

3.               Definitions                                                                                              3

Part 2                          Trials of opt-out registration                                                                  4

4.               Classes of healthcare recipients                                                              4

5.               Period to opt-out of registration                                                              5

6.               Period within which to make initial election on disclosure of health information 5


Part 1         Preliminary

1.            Name of Rule

This Rule is the My Health Records (Opt-out Trials) Rule 2016.

2.            Commencement

(1)      Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

(2)      Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3.            Definitions

In this Rule, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the My Health Records Act 2012.

Medicare Address means the mailing address held by Medicare for correspondence with a healthcare recipient.

Note:         Unless the contrary intention appears, terms used in this My Health Records (Opt-Out Trials) Rule has the same meaning as in the Act― see section 13 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Part 2         Trials of opt-out registration

4.               Classes of healthcare recipients

For the purposes of subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1 to the Act, Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act applies to the classes of healthcare recipients who, on 3 March 2016, have a Medicare Address with a postcode listed in column 2 of the following table.

 

Trial sites for opt-out registration

Column 1

Opt-out Trial Area Name

Column 2

Postcodes Inclusive

Northern Queensland

Primary Health Network

4705

4707

4721

4737 to 4746

4750 to 4751 

4753 to 4754

4756 to 4757

4798 to 4812

4814 to 4822

4849 to 4850

4852

4854 to 4856

4858 to 4861

4865

4868 to 4888

4892

4895

Nepean Blue Mountains

Primary Health Network

2178

2555

2745

2747 to 2750

2753 to 2760

2765

2773 to 2780

2782 to 2787

2790

2795

2845 to 2850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.               Period to opt-out of registration

For the purpose of subparagraph 5(2)(c)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Act, if a healthcare recipient who is a member of a class of healthcare recipients prescribed under Rule 4  gives notice to the System Operator electing not to be registered for a My Health Record, the period within which the notice must be given commences on 4 April 2016 and ends on 27 May 2016.

6.               Period within which to make initial election on disclosure of health information

(1)      This Rule is made for the purpose of subparagraph 13(2)(c)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Act, and applies to healthcare recipients:

(a)               who are a member of a class of healthcare recipients prescribed under Rule 4; and

(b)               who have not elected to opt-out of registration within the period prescribed under Rule 5. 

(2)      If a healthcare recipient elects not to have health information about the healthcare recipient held by the Chief Executive Medicare made available to the System Operator, the healthcare recipient’s initial election must be given to the System Operator within the period commencing on 28 May 2016 and ending on 14 July 2016.