Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
434
Title
Withdraw the Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the deeply concerning Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021.

This legislative amendment will create a system where a person’s most private medical information can be shared on an electronic database without their consent.

Unlike the Federal Government’s My Health Record, there is no option to opt-out of the scheme. This fundamentally undermines a patient’s right to privacy.

The Australian Privacy Foundation, the Law Institute of Victoria, Liberty Victoria and the Health Issues Centre are among organisations that have expressed concern over the legislation in its current form.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to immediately withdraw the Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 until further consultation has occurred over how a consent process can be incorporated into the reform.
Closing Date
2022-05-08
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Total signatures including previously tabled
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