Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review

The Healthcare Identifiers Act and service are reviewed in accordance with section 35 of the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 (HI Act).

Page last updated: 05 April 2019

The final report of the first review was delivered to government in June 2013. The second review was required three years after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Act 2015 and was completed in November 2018.

The aim of the Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review is to ensure that the Healthcare Identifiers Act provides the regulatory support to enable the Healthcare Identifiers Service to operate efficiently and effectively and to identify any barriers to the identification of individuals, providers and organisations to support the secure exchange of clinical information for health care. Both reviews have been conducted by Ms Joanna Kelly.

PDF version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review – Final Report – November 2018 (PDF 1.5 MB)
Word version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review – Final Report – November 2018 (Word 1.6 MB)

HTML version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review - Final Report - June 2013
PDF version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review - Final Report - June 2013 (PDF 867 KB)

Commonwealth, state and territory governments considered the findings and recommendations of the first Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review – Final Report in 2013, and jointly prepared a response. This response was agreed by the Council of Australian Governments Health Council on 7 August 2015.

The Commonwealth is currently considering the latest review of the HI Act and service in conjunction with state and territory governments in order to deliver a whole of government response.

PDF version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service (PDF 181 KB)
Word version: Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service (Accessible Word 72 KB)