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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.

See Digital Health for more information about creating a record for your newborn.