Conflicting recommendations spur hot debate over PCEHR

Government senators on the Community Affairs Committee recommended the bills enabling the system be passed and reviews of the governance structure and a possible transition to an ‘opt-out’ model be conducted after two years.

An opt-out model would provide every Australian with an e-health record by default, rather than requiring them to sign up of their own accord.

Australian Greens senators on the committee made four recommendations focusing on privacy concerns, including calling for development of default access