E-health record conditions still up in the air

The first draft of the conditions required practices to assume all legal liability and grant department officials unrestricted access to their premises and records; it prompted the AMA secretary general to warn the conditions would “deter every medical practice in Australia from participating”.

A second draft, which was sent to GP groups in mid-May and subject to strict confidentiality rules, failed to win the support of the RACGP while a third draft is due to be discussed between college and department representatives tomorrow.

College president Professor Claire