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Have your say on national cervical screening

Have your say on national cervical screening

Parliament’s Health Committee is seeking public submissions on the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill.

The bill seeks to amend Part 4A of the Health Act 1956. This is to enable the below parties to directly access information from the National Cervical Screening Programme register, for the purposes of conducting their work:
• National Cervical Screening Programme register staff
• Health professionals who provide services to women along the cervical screening pathway
• Screening support services staff

Currently, smear takers in primary care need to wait for clinical information to be faxed to them by authorised staff. Access to the register for laboratory and colposcopy staff needs to be authorised by the Director-General of Health.

The amendments would enable direct (look-up) access to the register for these groups. This access would then be incorporated into the future redesign of the register.

The amendments would not alter the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act 1993, the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, health professional regulatory constraints, and employment and contract law.

The committee welcomes your submission. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say.

Tell the Health Committee what you think about this bill
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on 3 May 2018.

For more details about the bill:
Read the full content of the bill
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