It’s your decision whether your newborn gets a My Health Record.
When you register your newborn for Medicare, you can choose whether they will get a My Health Record.
This is part of the Newborn Child Declaration form in the ‘Parent Pack’ you are given by your hospital or midwife when your child is born.
You will have control over your child’s My Health Record as an authorised representative until they turn 14.
Opt out of a My Health Record for your newborn
If you don’t want a My Health Record created for your newborn, you will need to state your preference on the Medicare registration form.
If you change your mind in future, you can create a record for your child before they turn 14, even if you have previously opted out or cancelled their record. Download: Application to register for a My Health Record