AMA submission on the exposure draft of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011

4 Nov 2011

The AMA submission on the exposure draft of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 highlights that the safety objects of the legislation will be undermined by the opt-in design of the system and the ability of patients to to effectively remove clinical documents from their PCEHR. The submission also makes several suggestions to improve the transparency of the governance arrangements for the PCEHR and to clarify the operation of the civil penalty provisions.