The Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:40

Over the last year the National Cervical Screening Programme has been progressing changes to section 112J of Part 4A of the Health Act 1956.  The section being amended relates to disclosure of information from the Register. 

The proposed amendments - contained in the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill -  leave the original intent of section 112J intact, and the amendments do not affect the Health (Cervical Screening (Kaitiaki) Regulations) 1995) and the requirements around access to Māori women's data.

These amendments will allow for direct (look-up) access to the Register to smear takers, and for this access to be incorporated into the future re-design of the NCSP Register.

To find out more, see Proposed legislation changes for the National Cervical Screening Programme.


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