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LIV calls for Health Information Sharing Bill to not proceed

LIV calls for Health Information Sharing Bill to not proceed

By LIV President

Health Human Rights Legislation 

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In a letter to the Victorian Government, the LIV called for the Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 to not proceed, based on several unresolved concerns.

The letter, disseminated to the Victorian Government, Opposition and Reason Party expressed significant concerns in relation to the Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 (the Bill) which was introduced in the Legislative Council on 14 October 2021.

In December 2020, the LIV outlined several concerns to the Department of Health regarding the proposed scheme, including among others:

  1. The need for an option to opt-out of the scheme;
  2. Necessary protections of patient privacy; 
  3. The lack of consultation and public scrutiny of the scheme; and
  4. Potential infringements on human rights.

The LIV maintains that these concerns have not been sufficiently addressed by the Department of Health, and that as a consequence the Bill should not proceed in its current form. 

To view the LIV's letter from December 2020 to the Department of Health, click here. To view the LIV's submission to the Attorney-General, click here.

Contact

Michelle Luarte
Senior Policy Lawyer
mluarte@liv.asn.au (03) 9607 9413

 


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