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LIV raises privacy concerns regarding Clinical Information Sharing (CIS) proposal

LIV raises privacy concerns regarding Clinical Information Sharing (CIS) proposal

By LIV Health Law Committee



The LIV has raised privacy concerns regarding DHHS's proposed Clinical Information Sharing (CIS) solution .

The CIS Solution essentially proposes that DHHS will store the private medical information of Victorians who access public hospitals and health services, and will securely share this information with other public hospitals and health services. The proposal has attracted some criticism from legal, consumer and public health groups as it has not provided an express opt-out option, unlike the MyHealth record system.

Moreover, members of the LIV Health Law Committee are concerned that patients will be unable to consent to the collection of their data, and have written to DHHS to strongly recommend that a clear opt-out option be provided. The letter outlines several considerations, to further support this recommendation.

The letter can be read here.


Michelle Luarte
Policy Lawyer

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