Previous Healthcare Identifiers Service Announcements

Previous ‘what’s new’ announcements on the Healthcare Identifiers Service

Page last updated: 21 June 2012

Previous ‘What’s new’ announcements on the Healthcare Identifiers Service

25/06/2010 – Legislation to set up the Healthcare Identifiers Service has been passed by Parliament. A media release announcing the legislation is now available.

15/06/2010 – The Frequently Asked Questions for the Healthcare Identifier Service have been updated and are now available.

NEHTA have released for public consultation two documents that will support the roll out of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service - the HI Service Implementation Approach and HI Service Communications Plan. Feedback on the documents is to be provided to NEHTA and public consultation closes on Monday 28 June 2010. A copy of these documents are available on the NEHTA website.

02/06/2010 - The Australian Health Ministers’ Conference meeting of 10 May considered the outcomes of public consultation on the proposed regulations to support introduction of the Healthcare Identifiers Service.

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon has today released revised exposure draft regulations as part of the consultation process. A media release outlining the revisions made to the proposed regulations is now available.

16/04/2010 – Public consultation on the regulatory support for the Healthcare Identifiers Service closed on 9 April 2010. Submissions to the public consultation process are now available.

12/03/2010 – As part of further consultation on the regulatory support for the Health care Identifiers Service, the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP has released the exposure draft regulations for comment.

In addition, a consultation paper has been released by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council to support interested stakeholders in the making of a submission.

A media release announcing the publication of the consultation paper and the exposure draft regulations is now available: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/MediaReleases-NR-1

Consultation will conclude on the 9 April 2010.

05/03/2010 - Submissions for the Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 and the Healthcare Identifiers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 Senate inquiry are now available on the Parliament of Australia website .

25/02/2010 – On 24 February 2010 the Senate referred the Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 and the Healthcare Identifiers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 for inquiry and report. The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations by 5 March 2010. More details can be found on the Parliament of Australia website

10/02/2010 - The Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 was introduced to Federal Parliament today by the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP. A media release announcing the introduction is now available.

10/02/2010 - The Frequently Asked Questions for the Healthcare Identifiers Service have been updated and are now available.

18/01/2010 – Public consultation on the revised legislative proposals including the release of an exposure draft of the Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 closed on 7 January 2010. Submissions to the public consultation process are now available.

10/12/2009 – As part of further consultation on the legislative proposals for healthcare identifiers, the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP has released an exposure draft of the Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 for comment.

A copy of the exposure draft bill and other supporting material is now available. Consultation will conclude on 7 January 2010.

7/12/2009 – The Council of Australian Governments signed a National Partnership Agreement on E-Health setting out the legislative, governance and administrative framework for national healthcare identifiers. A copy of the COAG communiqué and the National Partnership Agreement on E-Health is available.

20/11/2009 - On the 20 November 2009 the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) released the Health Identifier (HI) Service Concept of Operations and supporting documentation, which can be downloaded from the NEHTA website

19/11/2009 - Following the recent announcement by the Australian Health Ministers Conference, a publication Building the foundation for an e-health future: Update on legislative proposals for the Healthcare Identifiers Service, is now available.

Building the foundation for an e-health future: Update on legislative proposals for the Healthcare Identifiers Service (PDF 966 KB)
Building the foundation for an e-health future: Update on legislative proposals for the Healthcare Identifiers Service (Online)

16/11/2009 - The Australian Health Ministers Conference have announced further consultation on Legislative proposals for Healthcare Identifiers. A copy of the Communique is available for download.

Communique 13 November 2009 (PDF 140 KB)
Communique 13 November 2009 (Online)

16/11/2009 - NEHTA has released three Privacy Impact Assessments on the Healthcare Identifiers Service. A copy of the Privacy Impact Assessments and NEHTA's response can be found on NEHTA's website.

7/10/2009 - Submissions to public consultation on healthcare identifiers and privacy now available.

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