Teens to get more My Health Record privacy after another government reversal

RACGP claims victory after winning over senators with its concerns

The privacy of teenagers with a My Health Record is set to be better protected after government senators voted in favour of changing the laws to prevent parents from having automatic access to their child’s records.

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Legislation underpinning the system currently allows parents default access to the health records of teens aged 14-17, unless the child actively changes the privacy setting through the MyGov website.

The RACGP had called for parents to lose automatic access to bring the system in line with the approach governing doctors’ own medical

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