My Health Record opt-out deadline extended after system crash

Sydney Morning Herald

14 November 2018 - Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has agreed to extend the My Health Record opt-out deadline, after the system crashed again on Wednesday.

Mr Hunt will use his ministerial discretion to give Australians until January 31 to opt out of the controversial e-health system, giving the Parliament time to debate legislative changes aimed at better safeguarding patient privacy.

It comes after a Labor move in the Senate to suspend the system rollout for 12 months was narrowly voted down on Wednesday afternoon.

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