Health Identifiers Act 2014

PART 3

Individual Health Identifiers

13.

Assignment of health services provider identifier

13. (1) Subject to subsections (2)and (3), the Minister may assign a unique number (in this Act referred to as a “health services provider identifier”) to a health services provider.

(2) Where a health services provider falls within each of paragraphs (b) and (e) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) , the Minister may assign the same health services provider identifier to the provider in both its capacity as a relevant body and its capacity as a relevant agent.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), a health services provider identifier assigned to an individual shall, other than itself, contain no personal data.

(4) Where a health services provider falls within paragraph (a) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) , the Minister may assign a health services provider identifier to the provider which indicates which class of health practitioners that the provider falls within.