Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health
On 10 May 2015, the Minister for Health announced developments to the personally controlled electronic health record system for patients and healthcare providers that will trial an opt-out model and introduce new governance arrangements.
The electronic health records system enables doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers across the country to have instant access to the information needed to treat patients safely and efficiently.
The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has assessed that the process followed by the Department of Health and the level of analysis contained in the Regulation Impact Statement is consistent with best practice. The average annual regulatory cost is estimated to be $0.4 million. The cost and the offset identified have been agreed with the OBPR.
- PCEHR system RIS [ 89KB]
- PCEHR system RIS [ 190KB]
- PCEHR system OBPR Assessment Advice [ 154KB]
- PCEHR system OBPR Assessment Advice [ 55KB]
- PCEHR system Deputy Secretary Certification Letter [ 510KB]
- PCEHR system Deputy Secretary Certification Letter [ 53KB]