- For the purpose of providing healthcare to an individual, including in an emergency;
- For law enforcement purposes – in line with current powers under the Privacy Act, enforcement bodies may access information for particular investigations;
- For the purpose of a healthcare provider’s indemnity cover – for example as part of a provider’s defence (or that of their medical indemnity insurer, acting on their behalf) in proceedings of negligence. This reflects longstanding rights of providers to use health information in records they hold in their own systems as part of proceedings.
For Assertion 2 the Government makes it clear all sorts of people in Government may be able to access the myHR records. It will be interesting to see when we get richer details of just what Government ins doing with the data - as there is just no way the clinical benefits of the current myHR are remotely worth the billions being spent.