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  • Public Consultation of the Discussion Paper Towards the National Immunisation Strategy 2025-30

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is undertaking an open public consultation on a new National Immunisation Strategy for 2025-2030 (the Strategy). The public consultation is based on the document - Towards a National Immunisation Strategy 2025-2030 – which proposes a vision, mission, priority areas, and opportunities for action for the next Strategy. Through an online survey, we are interested in your views and responses to the ideas put forward in the... More
    Opened today
  • Consultation - Prescribed List Reforms - Proposed Compliance Measure - gifts, benefits and discount reporting requirements

    The purpose of this paper is to provide stakeholders with information to consider and provide feedback on the proposed measure. This paper provides the: background and clarity around the proposed measure, policy objective of the proposed measure, answers to questions raised during Consultation Paper 7, and questions to guide a two-way conversation with sponsors. More
    Opened today
  • Prescribed List Reforms - Proposed Compliance Measure - Consultation on alignment of charges with the PL benefit

    The purpose of this paper is to provide stakeholders with information to consider and provide feedback on so the department can refine and finalise the measure. This paper provides the: background and clarity around the proposed measure, policy objective of the proposed measure, answers to questions raised during Consultation Paper 7, and questions to guide a two-way conversation with sponsors. More
    Opened today
  • Get involved - Development of national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists. The Department wants to hear from you on your experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist, consumer or representative. This feedback will inform development of the national standards. The national standards intend to describe the experience, capabilities and behaviours expected of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. This includes education,... More
    Created 17 May 2024
  • Minimum Stockholding Requirements consultation

    The Australian Government entered into Strategic Agreements with Medicines Australia (MA) and the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA) in July 2022. These Agreements included the Medicines Security Supply Guarantee (MSSG) designed to improve supply chain security for older, lower-cost, multi-branded medicines that are more vulnerable to shortages or supply disruptions. As part of the MSSG, a Minimum Stockholding Requirement (MSR) requires... More
    Closed 17 May 2024
  • Review of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the department) has engaged Professor John McMillan AO and Clayton Utz to conduct a review of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 (the Act). The aim of the review is to ensure the legislation is fit for purpose, meets contemporary standards and positions the Australian Sports Commission (the Commission) to deliver its objectives and meet current and future needs within the Australian sport... More
    Opened 17 May 2024
  • Train-the-Trainer Sessions - Feedback

    Share your views with us on the IAT Train-the-Trainer Session. More
    Opened 10 May 2024
  • Consultation Paper - Improving the Overseas Student Health Cover Program - May 2024

    Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is health insurance specifically for overseas students and their dependents whilst they are in Australia. It includes coverage for medical and hospital care, ambulance services, and some pharmaceutical items. The Department of Health administers the Deed for the Provision of Overseas Student Health Cover . The Deed sets out the conditions in which registered Australian private health insurers signed to the Deed must comply with to offer OSHC... More
    Opened 9 May 2024
  • National Rural & Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023-2027: Stakeholder Survey 2024

    Welcome to the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023-2027: Stakeholder Survey 2024. The National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023-2027 (the Framework) was launched by the Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health, the Hon. Emma McBride, in March 2023. The Framework describes the unique context of practice and core capabilities for rural and remote area nursing practice and was created to support Registered Nurses (RN) reach their... More
    Opened 2 May 2024
  • Survey of Persons Impacted by Incontinence

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) in collaboration with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) to: ‘research incontinence in Australia and conduct an independent evaluation of Government funded continence initiatives.’ The Continence Policy and Research Project aims to help the Government set the policy direction for incontinence in Australia. It provides valuable data on the cost, demographics,... More
    Closed 30 April 2024
  • Review of after hours primary care policies and programs

    The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care is undertaking a review of after hours primary care policies and programs. The Review will consider the need for primary care after hours services, the current state of after hours service provision and successful models of primary care after hours service provision. This consultation process is open to the general public, however input is sought especially from primary care providers, including practice owners and... More
    Closed 20 April 2024
  • Scope of Practice Review - Issues Paper 2 Public Submissions

    This survey framework seeks your views on Issues Paper #2 of the Scope of Practice Review. Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce, Scope of Practice Review is being conducted in four phases between September 2023 and October 2024. Professor Mark Cormack is leading this intensive, independent review. Focused on health professionals who currently provide or have the potential to provide primary care, the Review explores the available... More
    Opened 18 April 2024
  • Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program - Stakeholder Forum

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking to engage stakeholders regarding the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program . The QUDTP provides funding to improve the way medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used. As part of the QUDTP Program, two grant opportunities are delivered: Health Professional Education Grant Program – focusing on educational (academic) activities for... More
    Closed 16 April 2024
  • Public Consultation - Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 - Impact Analysis

    In November 2019 , the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). The FSANZ Act Review commenced in July 2020, and is a comprehensive examination of the... More
    Closed 10 April 2024
  • Consultation on the Condition for surgical guides and biomodels on the Prescribed List

    On 13 November 2023, a con dition for reimbursement was placed on 37 billing codes for surgical guides and biomodels listed in Part A of Schedule 1 to the Private Health Insurance (Medical Devices and Human Tissue Products) Rules (No. 2) 2023 (the condition). The condition is as follows: Prescribed List reimbursement is restricted to the use of the device in craniomaxillofacial surgery procedures involving insertion of an implantable medical... More
    Closed 25 March 2024
  • 2023 Influenza Vaccination Reporting for Aged Care Service Staff and Residents

    Reporting of residential aged care residents and aged care staff influenza vaccinations in 2023 As required under the Aged Care Act 1997, Accountability Principles, each aged care service must report the number of residential aged care residents and aged care staff who received an influenza vaccination in 2023. This important information will support future vaccination activities in 2024 and ensures adequate steps have been taken to protect residents and staff... More
    Closed 18 March 2024
  • Public Consultation: Feasibility study on options to limit unhealthy food marketing to children

    Australians' diets are currently sub-optimal, with the majority of people consuming inadequate amounts of core foods and too many discretionary foods. This has negative impacts on population health, including through increased rates of overweight and obesity and a range of associated chronic diseases. Exposure to marketing for unhealthy foods and drinks can influence food choices and dietary intake. This is especially true in childhood, when children are forming food habits and... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Scope of Practice Review - Issues Paper 1 Public Submissions

    This Issues Paper has been developed as part of the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce – Scope of Practice Review (‘the Review’). This independent Review focuses on health professionals who currently provide or have the potential to provide primary care, and explores the available evidence of the benefits, risks, barriers and enablers associated with health practitioners working to their full scope of practice. Full scope of practice means the professional activities... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • New Aged Care Act: exposure draft consultation survey

    The Department of Health and Aged Care released an exposure draft of the new Aged Care Act (new Act) for feedback on 14 December 2023. The aim of this survey was to get your feedback on various parts of the exposure draft. This survey was anonymous and took about 10–15 minutes to complete. We wanted to know whether you thought the draft new Act will: operate as we hope it does create the change you want to see in aged care. Respondents were asked to read... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Public consultation on 3 new staffing quality indicators

    Public consultation is now open on 3 new staffing quality indicators for the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. Read the consultation paper , submit your feedback and get involved in co-design workshops. The new quality will increase the Quality Indicator Program for residential aged care from 11 to 14 indicators. The new indicators will focus on: enrolled nursing allied health lifestyle services. ... More
    Closed 5 March 2024
  • Consultation on a draft National Gene Drive Policy Guide

    In order to give proponents of gene drive technology greater regulatory certainty and understanding of the risk considerations, a new National Gene Drive Policy Guide (the Guide) has been developed. A copy of the Guide is attached below at the bottom of the screen and can also be found on the National Gene Technology Scheme website. Read the Guide. Consultation on the guide has now closed. More
    Closed 3 March 2024
  • Southcentral Foundation - Nuka System of Care

    South Central Foundation Webinar – Nuka System of Care Date/Time Thursday 30 November 2023, 9:00am-10:30 a.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time Intended audience Organisations and policymakers interested in First Nations health policies. Background South Central Foundation’s (SCF) Nuka System of Care provides medical, dental, behavioural, and traditional health care support services... More
    Closed 15 January 2024
  • Request for Revalidated Service 2023 - proposed changes - OCT 2023

    This form is to be completed if you wish to complete a request for a Revalidated Service for a client with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your request. More
    Closed 10 January 2024
  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 2023

    Supplementary Public Consultation on the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations The Australian Government is undertaking a supplementary public consultation regarding graphic health warnings and health promotion inserts. Updates to these Regulations have been informed from public consultation on the exposure draft released on 31 May 2023 and also includes images of proposed health warnings and health promotion inserts. These Regulations will support the... More
    Closed 8 January 2024
  • Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives

    The Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged KPMG to undertake an Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives. This includes considering the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP). This work is part of a broader effort to reform primary care funding arrangements. The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report made recommendations for reform of primary... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • National Nursing Workforce Strategy Stage One Consultation

    Welcome to the Consultation Hub for the National Nursing Workforce Strategy. Thank you for taking the time to share your views – we appreciate your time. A well-supported nursing workforce is critical to effectively addressing the health, aged and disability care needs of Australians. There has never been a national-level strategy developed to inform nursing policy and workforce planning. The National Nursing Workforce Strategy (Strategy) will seek to ensure the nursing... More
    Closed 20 December 2023
  • Development of a joint National Health and Medical Research Council/Medical Research Future Fund Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research – Public Consultation

    The National Health and Medical Research Council ( NHMRC ) and the Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) (responsible for implementation of the Medical Research Future Fund, MRFF) are developing a Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research (the Statement), reflecting a joint commitment to health equity, and acknowledging that every person in Australia has the right to be... More
    Closed 15 December 2023
  • National Sport Plan - Shaping the future direction of sport in Australia

    The Office for Sport, within the Department of Health and Aged Care, is undertaking a public consultation to inform the development of a new National Sport Plan (the Plan). The Australian Government is harnessing the power of sport and physical activity to build healthy, active, connected and thriving communities. Over the next decade, Australia will host some of the world’s largest sporting events, culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Plan will... More
    Closed 7 December 2023
  • Include Mpox Chapter into Australian Immunisation Handbook

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders to include the monkeypox (mpox) vaccine chapter in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the chapter to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. Submission instructions This public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days and you... More
    Closed 1 December 2023
  • Consultation on the Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) Initiative: List of Medicines for Brand Consideration (LMBC)

    Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) is mandatory for all Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) prescriptions. However, there are circumstances when prescribers may need to include brand name on a prescription, in addition to active ingredient. The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking prescriber feedback about utilisation of the List of Medicines for Brand Consideration (LMBC) as a support tool to prescribing by... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
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