The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires that both medical practitioners and pathology services notify the Department of Health and Human Services of specific cases of infectious diseases and other medical conditions. This is referred to as ‘dual notification’.
Streamlining this process for some conditions may help doctors focus on the most important public health issues. Other changes have also been identified to modernise the scheme.
The department has prepared a discussion paper that outlines these proposed changes. All medical practitioners, pathology groups, associated peak bodies and relevant interest groups are encouraged to provide feedback by making a submission.
It is important to regularly update public health practices to provide Victorians with a health system that best serves the community.
Read the discussion paper
How to make a submission
Consultation on the proposed changes to the reporting requirements for notifiable conditions is open until 5pm Friday 6 October 2017.
There are three ways you can make a submission:
- use the online submission form below
- email a written submission to email@example.com
- post your submission to:
Notifiable Conditions Review
Health Protection Branch
Department of Health and Human Services
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne, Victoria 3000