Overview

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations are designed to protect the public health and wellbeing of Victorians.

The current regulations were made in 2009 and these regulations are due to expire on 15 December 2019. The review process presents an opportunity to update the regulations to ensure we continue to protect the health and wellbeing of Victorians now and into the future.

Consultation with a number of stakeholders has taken place over the last year, resulting in a regulatory impact statement (RIS) and proposed changes to the regulations. The main topics of the regulations can be viewed on the relevant pages listed below.

We would like your views on the proposed changes and options. There are multiple ways to provide input on the proposed regulations:

1. Provide a written submission, which can be uploaded through the “Formal submission” upload point on this page, or on the relevant review area page.

2. Complete a short survey on the regulations that are relevant to you by clicking on the review areas below.

This consultation will close 30 September 2019.

Formal submission

If you would like to submit a formal written submission, please upload below.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Review areas

HIV testing and positive results

These regulations will not be considered in this consultation.

The Victorian Parliament recently passed a Bill to repeal the relevant provisions in the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 that set out these outdated requirements relating to HIV testing. Therefore, the prescribed regulations relating to HIV testing are not required to be remade. For this reason, no analysis of this regulation has been included in this Regulatory Impact Statement.

Consultative Councils, Prescribed Senior Officers

Details on the proposed changes to Consultative Councils can be found within the complete RIS.

The proposed changes to Prescribed Senior Officers and Tissue Donation regulations are not expected to impose significant economic or social burden on the public, and have not been subject to a detailed impact assessment in this RIS.

Comments on these three regulatory areas can be provided through the “Formal submission” upload point on this page.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles personal information you provide in this consultation for the purposes of providing you with updates on the progress of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations Review.

Any report for the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations Review will not identify any individuals. The department will not use your information for any other purpose or disclose it to any external parties.

For more information on the department’s privacy collection, please refer to the department’s privacy policy or visit our website on https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/publications/privacy-policy

If you have provided your name you may access the information that you provide to the department. If you have chosen to remain anonymous you will not be able to access your survey response once it has been submitted. The department can be contacted at phwa.enquiries@dhhs.vic.gov.au or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing privacy@dhhs.vic.gov.au