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Review of Health Records Regulations 2002
The Department is currently reviewing the Health Records Regulations 2002 (the current regulations), which are due to expire in 2012.
A second purpose of the regulations is to permit additional circumstances in which health information about an individual may be collected in accordance with Health Privacy Principle 1. This regulation is intended to permit the collection of health information about another person in the context of an individual’s treatment. A common example is where an individual provides their health practitioner with information regarding the health of one of their genetic relatives, to assist their own treatment.
What is the objective of the regulation review?
The Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 generally requires that regulations made in Victoria to sunset (expire) ten years after the date on which they are made, unless they are earlier revoked. This is to ensure that regulations are regularly reviewed and that unnecessary regulations are automatically revoked. The Department is reviewing the current regulations for this purpose and expects to make appropriate replacement regulations before the current regulations sunset in June 2012.
How are the regulations being reviewed?The regulation review will consist of four distinct phases, as follows:
Responding to the Regulations Review consultation
The Department will be contacting representatives of key stakeholders as part of phase one of the review.
Who should I talk to?For general enquiries about the regulation review, please contact the Policy Instruments and Compliance Unit on 9096 2164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 25 October, 2011
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