My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s health information. The person can control what goes into it, and who has access. A person’s My Health Record allows them and their doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share their health information to provide the best possible care.  The My Health Record allows a person to upload an Advance Care Plan (ACP) and/or an Advance Care Directive (ACD) as part of their health information under the ‘Advance Care Planning Documentation’ section.

NSW Health staff must only access My Health Record if this access is required in order to fulfil the duties of their role in providing healthcare.  

NSW Health staff should seek as much information from the person, or their family, during presentation on any relevant ACD or ACP documents that are stored and viewable in their My Health Record.

The following FAQs have been designed to provide guidance regarding the access procedures for ACDs/ACPs on My Health Record in both emergency and non-emergency settings.​​

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Page Updated: Thursday 26 September 2019