My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the My Health Records Act 2012 to: remove the ability of the My Health Record System Operator to disclose health information in My Health Records to law enforcement and government agencies without an order by a judicial officer or the healthcare recipient’s consent; and require the system operator to permanently delete from the National Repositories Service any health information about a healthcare recipient who has cancelled their My Health Record.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Aug 2018
Second reading moved 22 Aug 2018
Second reading debate 17 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 18 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 19 Sep 2018
Second reading agreed to 19 Sep 2018
Third reading agreed to 19 Sep 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 19 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 14 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 14 Nov 2018
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed to
14 Nov 2018
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government (2 as amended by 5 Opposition) and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
15 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 15 Nov 2018
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
26 Nov 2018
Finally passed both Houses 26 Nov 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 154
  • Year: 2018
10 Dec 2018

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.