My Health Record Privacy Control Tips

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My Health Record Privacy Control Tips

This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au).

This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek legal advice about your own particular circumstances.

Last updated: 06/08/18

Adjust control settings:

  • Let people you trust help manage and view your health information.
  • Apply restrictions to information that healthcare providers can see.
  • Restrict access to certain documents in your record.
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Security codes:

  • Record Access Code (RAC):
    • Control which healthcare providers can see your record by setting a RAC and giving it to your chosen providers.
    • How: myGov → My Health Record → Privacy & Access → Access by Healthcare Providers → Manage Access.
  • Limited Document Access Code (LDAC):
    • Control healthcare providers’ access to specific documents by setting a LDAC for individual documents or types of documents.
    • How: myGov My Health Record → Privacy & Access → Document Access Settings → Manage Access → Set limited document access code.
  • Personal Access Code (PAC):
    • Allow individuals you trust to access your My Health Record.
    • How: myGov → My Health Record → Privacy & Access → Access by Individuals → Manage Access.

Sharing data:

  • My Health Record de-identified data may be used to provide insight into Australia’s health system and the services improving health outcomes for patients.
  • If you do not want your health information shared, you can change your settings.
  • How: myGov Profile & Settings.
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If you would like more information please contact QAI on 3844 4200.

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

 (07) 3844 4200
 (07) 3844 4220
 1300 130 582
 qai@qai.org.au
 qai.org.au