Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations, medical practitioners and pathology services in Victoria are required to notify the Department of Health and Human Services of certain conditions and micro-organisms.
The purpose of the notification scheme is to enable the department to:
- respond rapidly to serious or severe cases of disease to protect others
- detect environmental hazards and disease outbreaks in a timely manner and prevent further cases
- monitor disease epidemiology, including monitoring the burden of disease for priority conditions in certain populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- inform public health interventions and policy, such as immunisation, legislation or education programs.
How can you participate?
You can participate by reviewing the relevant documents in the Document Library and completing the short survey below.
If you prefer, you may provide a formal written submission via the upload point on this page.
This consultation will close on 30 September 2019.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing email@example.com