Date: 16 May 2023
The RACGP is pleased to respond to the Amendment to Healthcare Identifiers Regulations, 2020 consultation. The consultation led by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) aims to enables consumers to register for their own Active Script List (ASL) when they want to better manage their electronic prescriptions.
Our submission called on the government develop clear policies and processes at a national level to communicate the self-registration process from now into the future by:
- ensuring privacy concerns are addressed, including local storage of sensitive personal data
- clarifying how self-registration will be enabled and supported outside of the pharmacy environment
- ensuring the ASL will be easy to use, particularly for consumers with minimal levels of digital literacy, and priority populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The RACGP requested clarification on what actions the Australian Government will take to mitigate our concerns for developing an updated ASL that is fit for purpose for consumers.
Read the submission
RACGP response to the proposed amendment to Healthcare Identifiers Regulations 2020 (PDF)