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Changes to My Health Record System

Aust Gov
1st June 2017

Regulation Impact Statement - Department of Health

The Government announced changes to its My Health Record system as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The My Health Record system will change to an opt-out model.

As a result of these changes, every Australian will have a My Health Record unless they prefer not to. Transition to opt-out participation will bring forward benefits to patients and medical service providers many years sooner than the current opt-in arrangements.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assessed the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) prepared by the Department of Health as best practice.

The RIS estimated the average annual regulatory savings of the proposal to be $3.13 million. The OBPR has agreed to this estimate.

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