Consultation

Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill

NZNO seeks your feedback on proposed legislation for the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) relating to disclosure of information from the NCSP register.

The key change is to more clearly identify health providers able to have access to information from the Register. Currently, smear takers in primary care need to wait for clinical information to be faxed to them.  In particular, these amendments will allow smear takers to have direct (look-up) access to the Register, and for this access to be incorporated into the future re-design of the Register.

The people provided with direct access to the Register would remain subject to the Privacy Act 1993, the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, health professional regulatory constraints and relevant employment and contract law. 

Please note we have some concerns about the role of the Kaitiaki group and welcome any feedback you may have about access to Māori women's data.

Please find the bill attached below:

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2018/0026/latest/LMS13671.html

Send feedback to leannem@nzno.org.nz 26 April 2018.

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