Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System
5.5.5 Forward consentIn the context of referring individuals who have a PACC, it may be necessary for the recipient of a Referral to have access to the individual’s PCEHR ahead of the individual presenting to a healthcare organisation.
In order to provide this access, the referring healthcare provider can generate a cryptographic key known as a Transferrable Access Key (TAK) and electronically attach it to the Referral. When the recipient receives the Referral, they can use the TAK to be added to the access list.
If the individual has advanced access controls set up, a TAK will by default grant the receiving organisation access to the same level of access as the sending organisation.
If the organisation has been revoked in the access list, it will be changed to be able to access the same level of access as the referring organisation.
If a referring organisation used emergency access to obtain access to an individual’s PCEHR, then access will be granted at the same level that the referring organisation has at the time of sending the TAK.