A nominated representative is a person invited by a consumer (or the consumer’s authorised representative) to access and help manage their record.
Nominated representatives can include a consumer’s family members, close friends or carer. No matter who the nominated representative is, they must act in accordance with the consumer’s preferences.
Nominated representatives can be removed from a record at any time and will no longer have access to the record.
A My Health Record may be managed by an authorised representative where a person is not able to manage their own record and make decisions for themselves. An authorised representative may be a parent, carer, family member, legal guardian or someone with enduring power of attorney. Most authorised representatives are parents who are managing a record for a child under 14.
Representatives can be added to a My Health Record via the ‘Privacy & Access’ tab. For more information on authorised representatives, visit the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Authorised representatives webpage.