Profession prepared to endorse PCEHR contract

The draft agreement required practices using the system to assume all legal liability and to grant government officials unrestricted access to their premises and records, while GPs were required to obtain permission from the author of every document they uploaded.

The AMA, RACGP and MDOs advised GPs against signing up for the system, as the health department began frantic negotiations ahead of the 1 July launch date.

College president Professor Claire Jackson