NHI Number Format Change: Public Comment document

Submissions on this consultation have now closed.

Published online: 
09 October 2017

A format change is proposed for the NHI number.  This is based on the need to extend the range of NHI numbers available for future use.  The effect of this change will be significant.

Note: An ‘effective from’ date is yet to be determined for the implementation of this change. This public comment process is to communicate the purpose and nature of the proposed change.

HISO 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard is the standard that describes the present NHI number format, and would be updated to reflect the agreed new format.

For the current version of the Consumer Health Identity Standard go to: HISO 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard

Consultation period is closed

Consutltation closed on 3 November 2017.

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