Health Identifiers Act 2014

Data exchange agreements

31. (1) For the purposes of this Act, there may be entered into, between the Minister and a relevant body, relevant agent, professional regulatory body, health practitioner or person who falls within paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “specified person” in section 2 (1), an agreement (in this section referred to as a “data exchange agreement”) specifying the procedures to be followed by each party to the agreement with respect to the provision of personal data between them for such of those purposes to which the agreement relates.

(2) A data exchange agreement may be varied by the parties to the agreement.

(3) The Minister shall consult with the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to a data exchange agreement before it is entered into or varied.