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  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019 Review – Stage 1

    In 2017, the Western Australian Parliament established the Joint Select Committee on End-of-Life Choices to inquire into the need for laws in WA to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end-of-life choices. The Committee conducted extensive consultation throughout its inquiry and tabled its My Life, My Choice report in both Houses of Parliament on 23 August 2018, recommending that the WA Government appoint an expert panel to undertake consultation to inform the... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • 2022-2023 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2009/10 and the Public Health Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2016/17. This consultation is for the 2022/23 reporting period (1 July 2022 to 30... More
    Closed 17 November 2023
  • Understanding Advance Care Planning in WA: One year from the release of the Advance Health Directive and Advance Care Planning resources

    The WA Department of Health End of Life Care (EOLC) Program welcomes your views to gain a better understanding of the current uptake of advance care planning (ACP) and use of ACP resources in WA via this online survey. Advance care planning (ACP) is a voluntary process of planning for future health and personal care whereby the person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known to guide decision-making at a future time when that person cannot make or communicate... More
    Closed 15 November 2023
  • WA Mothers and Babies Report Redesign

    The Midwives Notification System (MNS) in Western Australia (WA) has been collecting data since 1980. During this time, the Department of Health (the Department) has produced over 30 annual reports containing information on women who gave birth in WA and their infants. The Department has also provided deidentified data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), maternity services, universities, and independent researchers. There is a high demand for MNS data that is of... More
    Closed 1 November 2023
  • WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2024-2030 co-design

    Be part of the strategy development that aims to eliminate... HIV viral hepatitis (as a public health threat) congenital syphilis WA Department of Health’s (DoH) current suite of WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019-2023 are due to lapse on 31 December 2023. These strategies are: WA Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Strategy WA Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Strategy WA Hepatitis B Strategy ... More
    Closed 8 October 2023
  • Draft Code of Practice for On-site Wastewater Disposal

    The Department of Health is consulting on a Draft Code of Practice for On-site Wastewater Disposal (Code of Practice). The aim is to adopt the Code of Practice within new wastewater regulations to be drafted under the Public Health Act 2016. Background Stage 5 of implementation of the Public Health Act 2016 will require the repeal of the Health (Treatment of Sewage and Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste) Regulations 1974. In 2021 the Department of... More
    Closed 28 September 2023
  • Genetic Services of Western Australia Clinician and Support Service Survey

    Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA) Clinician and Support Service Survey. Your feedback on GSWA’s services will be invaluable for helping us to understand the current service and how we can shape GSWA's service delivery to better meet people’s needs.   This survey will take approximately 5-20 minutes to complete, depending on the level of feedback you choose to provide. Your responses can be completely anonymous,... More
    Closed 1 September 2023
  • Consultation on the draft Framework for bereavement after an expected death in WA

    The draft Framework for bereavement support after an expected death in WA (the framework) has been developed by the End of Life Care (EOLC) Program within the WA Department of Health. The Framework is intended as a strategic guide for end-of-life and palliative care services developing local solutions to support bereaved families/carers after an expected death. The framework is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the service considerations associated with the... More
    Closed 21 August 2023
  • 2023 WA Chronic Conditions Outcomes Framework

    Before completing this survey, you will need to read the ‘Draft Chronic Conditions Outcomes Framework June 2023 ' (hyperlink), approximately 20-30 minutes. Chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, and the prevalence is rising. People living with or at risk of chronic conditions can face significant physical, psychological and financial stress impacting their quality of life. Yet, in Western Australia, there is no current... More
    Closed 23 June 2023
  • Improving Safety and Quality in WA Healthcare – A Strategic Plan for Action in WA 2023-2026

    The Health Executive Committee - Safety and Quality (HEC SQ) initiated the development of a WA Health Safety and Quality Strategic Plan which will set the system wide direction to drive a safer, higher-performing and person-centred system. The combined results of a Current State Assessment and an extensive Engagement Phase informed an early draft of the Strategic Plan. This was further developed at a workshop hosted by the Department of Health and facilitated by the... More
    Closed 31 May 2023
  • User Feedback: Online Carers Compliance Report

    We are very appreciative that you have agreed to participate in pilot testing our new online “Contracted Service Provider Progress Report 2022-23” questionnaire, designed to capture compliance with the Carers Recognition Act 2004. Your participation in this pilot is critical in ensuring the online questionnaire is fit for purpose before implementation and completion by all contracted health entities for the 2022-23 reporting period. More
    Closed 12 May 2023
  • Clinical Schools Conceptual Outline

    In 2021, a metropolitan-wide Clinical Schools Model was proposed. It aims to provide the best clinical learning experience for all medical students training through WA's university. A Steering Group, including representation from university staff, students, hospital staff and relevant sector organisations has been meeting regularly to progress the concept. Once finalised, the model will provide the guiding principles for developing and implementing a coordinated approach to medical... More
    Closed 19 March 2023
  • Epidemiology Directorate Client Feedback Survey 2023

    The WA Department of Health Epidemiology Directorate provides both analysis capacity and advice on population health information to a range of stakeholders. Our clients are inclusive of the Department of Health, Health Service Providers, other WA government agencies, local government authorities, non-government organisations, academics, and the public. You have been invited to participate in this survey because you have recently requested information from the Epidemiology... More
    Closed 17 March 2023
  • Business Continuity Management Policy and Framework

    The Department of Health is committed to ensuring the continuity of critical business functions in the event of a disruptive incident, and has developed a policy and framework to ensure systems and processes are in place. The policy requires an integrated risk-based approach to business continuity management including the development of business continuity plans. The business continuity management framework outlines planning and preparation activities and the process for incident... More
    Closed 16 January 2023
  • Community Consultation: Abortion Legislation in Western Australia

    In 1998, Western Australia (WA) became the first Australian jurisdiction to decriminalise abortion. In WA abortions can be legally performed if certain requirements have been met. These requirements are set out in the Criminal Code Compliation Act 1913 and the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (WA) Act. Community feedback invited Abortion care is vital healthcare. The department has prepared a Discussion Paper which outlines the... More
    Closed 17 December 2022
  • Establishing Containers for Change at the Department of Health, May Holman Building

    Corporate Services is establishing Containers for Change for staff located at the May Holman Building to recycle their empty cans and drink containers, and to divert more waste from landfill and reduce the Department's environmental footprint. The funds earned will be donated to a charity voted by staff, with a different charity to be voted by staff half-yearly. This initiative supports the Department of Health Climate Action Plan 2022-24, which staff can access further below.... More
    Closed 16 December 2022
  • Corporate Mobile Devices Policy

    A new Department of Health Corporate Mobile Devices Policy has been prepared and is open for consultation. The policy sets out requirements for the control and use of mobile devices owned by the Department of Health and for the provision of department funded mobile devices and data services in accordance with MP 0066/17 Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Policy and MP 0067/17 Information Security Policy . Feedback is sought on whether the policy... More
    Closed 15 November 2022
  • Bring Your Own Device Policy and Procedure

    The Department of Health is committed to the protection of WA health system data, information and systems. As part of this commitment, a new Department of Health Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy and Procedure has been prepared and is open for consultation. The policy sets out requirements for secure and controlled use of personal devices for work purposes within the Department of Health and the procedure outlines the conditions of use for staff using personal devices for work... More
    Closed 15 November 2022
  • Regulation of nitrous oxide supply

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback about proposals to amend the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016, to include additional controls over the supply of nitrous oxide. The consultation survey asks your opinion about various proposed options for controlling nitrous oxide supply and the potential impact of the proposals on you, your business or your organisation. Restrictions on the sale of nitrous oxide are being considered... More
    Closed 11 November 2022
  • 2021-2022 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2009/10 and the Public Health Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2016/17. The consultation will be for the 2021/22 reporting period (1 July 2021 to... More
    Closed 30 October 2022
  • Consultation: Amendments to the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 and the Schedule 8 Medicines Prescribing Code

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the preferred options for regulation of prescribing of medicines monitored via Western Australia’s real time prescription monitoring system, ScriptCheckWA. The introduction of ScriptCheckWA will mean prescribers and pharmacists have greater and more timely access to information about their patient’s treatment with medicines in Schedule 8 (S8, controlled drugs). ScriptCheckWA can... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Climate Change and Health - Healthcare Professionals

    The University of Western Australia and Western Australian Department of Health are conducting state-wide research to measure levels of awareness and understanding of the health impacts of climate change. We are specifically seeking the views of Western Australian (WA) health care workers and professionals that have direct patient or client contact. The research involves a survey to record the health impacts that healthcare professionals / healthcare workers may already be... More
    Closed 25 September 2022
  • Chronic Conditions Outcomes Framework Engagement Survey

    Before completing this survey, you are encouraged to read the Consultation Info Pack (bottom of page) to learn more about the project and the proposed Framework. Chronic conditions are the leading causes for death and disease globally, and the prevalence is rising. People living with chronic conditions can face significant distress impacting their quality of life. Yet, in Western Australia, there is no current state-wide guiding document addressing chronic conditions... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • The WELL Collaborative Clinical Advisors Group Expression of Interest

    Please read the Clinical Advisors Group Charter found at the bottom of this page prior to submitting an application. The WELL Collaborative is a movement of passionate people who want to change the way we, as a society, talk about weight and support people living in larger bodies. It is supported by a joint partnership between WA Health, Health Consumers' Council, and WA Primary Health Alliance. We are informed by lived experiences, clinical and specialist expertise, and... More
    Closed 14 September 2022
  • Department of Health Climate Action Plan

    This consultation is to provide Department of Health staff with the opportunity to view and provide feedback on the Department's Climate Action Plan 2022-2024 (the Plan), which was considered by the Department Executive Committee (DEC) on 11 July. About the plan: In November 2021, we asked our staff to identify what actions they wanted the department to take towards reducing its environmental footprint. This feedback formed the basis of the Climate Action Plan, particularly... More
    Closed 29 August 2022
  • 2021-22 Heatwave high threat season feedback

    The Bureau of Meteorology have released information to advise the summer of 2021/22 was the hottest on record. The higher maximums compounded by high overnight minimums resulted in the State Hazard Plan – Heatwave being activated on two occasions; the Festive Season holiday break and a second time leading into the Australia Day holiday. This survey provides opportunity for agencies to feedback on observations and opportunities to improve future heatwave activations. The... More
    Closed 6 June 2022
  • Mental Health Workforce Action Plan - Phase 2 Consultation

    The Mental Health Workforce Action Plan (MH Action Plan) aims to set out actions to grow, support and develop an interprofessional mental health workforce that appropriately supports the future expansion of mental health services across the system . Phase 1 consultations to inform the development of the MH Action Plan were held from 21 February to 25 March 2022. Targeted interviews and an online survey gathered feedback from a range of... More
    Closed 3 June 2022
  • Independent Governance Review of the Health Services Act 2016 SUBMISSION PORTAL

    Establishment of the Health Services Act 2016 The Health Services Act 2016 commenced on 1 July 2016, providing a legal framework for clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities at all levels of the system and a devolved model of governance that enables decision-making closer to service delivery and patient care. The Act brought significant reform to the governance and structure of the WA health system: The Department, led by the Director General, has been was... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Independent Governance Review of the Health Services Act 2016 SURVEY

    Establishment of the Health Services Act 2016 The Health Services Act 2016 commenced on 1 July 2016, providing a legal framework for clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities at all levels of the system and a devolved model of governance that enables decision-making closer to service delivery and patient care. The Act brought significant reform to the governance and structure of the WA health system: The Department, led by the Director General, has been was... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Statutory Review of the Western Australia Food Act 2008

    The Food Act 2008 (the Act) provides for the safety and suitability of food for human consumption and related purposes. The Act is the key initiative in achieving national consistency in the regulation of food incorporating model provisions agreed to by the Commonwealth, States and Territories in the Food Regulation Agreement. The purpose of the Act is to improve the food regulatory system by providing for a risk-based approach to the management of the handling and sale of food for human... More
    Closed 5 May 2022
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