Date: 5 July 2017
In June 2017, The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the Committee) invited the RACGP to make a submission to its inquiry into the life insurance industry about issues arising with the release of patient health information to life insurers.
The RACGP developed a submission which covered the following topics:
- patient consent for release of information
- effect of insurer practices on the GP-patient relationship
- assessment of risk
- RACGP involvement in discussions regarding issues with access to patient medical records.