MHR opt-out period extended again

e-health technology my health record MHR

Instead of ending on Thursday it will now end on 31 January 2019

The My Health Record opt-out date has been shifted from the 15 November 2018 to 31 January 2019, according to Shadow Health Minister Catherine King.

“Good news: The Morrison Government has just been dragged kicking and screaming into accepting an extension to the My Health Record opt-out period,” she announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

“This will give Parliament enough time to pass further protections.”

The date change comes after a Senate vote today, following reports of people having trouble opting out of My Health Record due to the website crashing.

A few hours later Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed on Twitter that the opt-out date has been extended to 31 January 2019.

“Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record,” said Minister Hunt.

“The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.”

The date change is yet to be updated on the My Health Record page.

Previous Call to expand vaccinations in WA
Next The lowdown on codeine

NOTICE: It can sometimes take awhile for comment submissions to go through, please be patient.

No Comment

Leave a reply