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This instrument amends the Australian Immunisation Register Rule 2015 to support amendments to the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015, making it mandatory for vaccination providers to report vaccinations administered to the Australian Immunisation Register and prescribe the relevant vaccines to be reported, the data elements vaccination providers must report and the time period and manner data must be reported in.
Administered by: Health
Registered 19 Feb 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate23-Feb-2021
To be repealed 24 Jun 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Rules 2021

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following rules.

Dated 19 February 2021

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Australian Immunisation Register Rule 2015                                                                                  2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Rules 2021.

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

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

20 February 2021

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  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Immunisation Register Rule 2015

1  Section 4 (after the heading)

Insert:

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    provider identification information;

(b)    recognised vaccination provider;

(c)    relevant vaccination.

2  At the end of the instrument

Add:

Part 3Reporting

  

9  Reporting requirement relating to certain relevant vaccinations administered in Australia

                   For the purposes of subsection 10A(1) of the Act:

                     (a)  the following kinds of relevant vaccinations are prescribed:

                              (i)  a relevant vaccination for the coronavirus known as COVID‑19;

                             (ii)  a relevant vaccination for influenza; and

                     (b)  the prescribed circumstance is that a relevant vaccination is administered:

                              (i)  for a relevant vaccination for the coronavirus known as COVID‑19—on or after the commencement of this section; or

                             (ii)  for a relevant vaccination for influenza—on or after 1 March 2021; and

                     (c)  the prescribed period is the period of:

                              (i)  if it is reasonably practicable to do so—24 hours after a relevant vaccination is administered; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—10 business days after a relevant vaccination is administered; and

                     (d)  the prescribed manner is an electronic form or, if that is not reasonably practicable, a written form; and

                     (e)  the following information is prescribed:

                              (i)  the name, contact details, date of birth and gender of the individual to whom a relevant vaccination is administered;

                             (ii)  if that individual has a medicare number (within the meaning of Part VII of the National Health Act 1953)—that number;

                            (iii)  if that individual has a healthcare identifier (within the meaning of the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010)—that identifier (if known);

                            (iv)  provider identification information for the recognised vaccination provider who administers a relevant vaccination;

                             (v)  the day of the vaccination;

                            (vi)  the brand, dose number and batch number of the administered vaccine;

                           (vii)  for a relevant vaccination for the coronavirus known as COVID‑19—the vial serial number of the administered vaccine (if known).