NESAF v4 - Framework Model and Controls v1.0

The NESAF v4 Framework Model and Controls describes in detail the security controls recommended in the NESAF. By implementing the controls within this document, healthcare organisations will be able to ensure that a minimum level of security is in place appropriate to their organisation’s circumstances and be assured that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patients’ personal health information is maintained. It is intended primarily for ICT professionals.

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This document provides a detailed description of each control in the NESAF. It gives a unique reference number for each control, notes the control category, gives detailed wording for each control and also attributes the source of the control back to a recognised standard or framework.

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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