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
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
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.