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In 2018, SCoA worked with ADHA leading up to the Opt Out Period, to ensure new arrivals and settlement service providers understood their rights with respect to opting out.

Between 16 July 2018 and 31 January 2019, Australians had the opportunity to decide if they wanted a My Health Record and to opt out if they didn’t want one. Records have now been created for eligible Australians who didn’t opt out. As part of enrolment in Medicare,┬ámigrants (including eligible temporary visa holders) will be asked to specify if they would like a My Health Record created for them.

It is therefore crucial that new arrivals understand how to access their My Health Record and the implications of having a My Health Record.