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  • New Aged Care Act: exposure draft consultation

    On 14 December 2023, we released an exposure draft of the Bill for the new Act for public consultation. The consultation ran until 8 March 2024 , during which we sought feedback from everyone with an interest in aged care, including: older people, their families and carers aged care providers and workers advocates and representatives researchers ... 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
  • SSD Performance Report: 1 July - 31 December 2023

    Under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) grant agreement, Sector Support and Development (SSD) providers are required to submit a Performance Report to the Department of Health and Aged Care (Department) bi-annually. This performance report will be used to gather information that may inform future policy, allow for targeted consultation and analyse demand for services as aged care reforms are implemented. It is no t intended to communicate changes to... More
    Closed 5 February 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
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Advisory Committee Draft Report: Post Implementation Review of Telehealth MBS items

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. When changes are made to MBS items, a review is undertaken approximately 24 months after to analyse and examine the performance of the changes. This is called a post implementation review. Post... More
    Closed 6 November 2023
  • Co-design of the new national mental health lived experience family/carer/kin peak body

    The Australian Government values the contributions of people with lived and/or living experiences of mental ill-health, including families, carers and kin. Their stories continue to drive improvements to the mental health system and services. On 30 January 2023, the Government announced $7.5 million in funding to establish and operate two new independent mental health lived experience peak bodies: one representing consumers; and one... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Co-design of the new national mental health lived experience consumer peak body

    The Australian Government values the contributions of people with lived and/or living experiences of mental ill-health. Their stories continue to drive improvements to the mental health system and services. On 30 January 2023, the Government announced $7.5 million in funding to establish and operate two new independent mental health lived experience peak bodies: one representing consumers; and one representing families, carers and kin. ... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Modernising My Health Record – Sharing pathology and diagnostic imaging reports by default and removing consumer access delays

    In February 2023 the Minister for Health and Aged Care released the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report . The report recommended that the government: Modernise My Health Record to significantly increase health information available to consumers and their health care professionals, including by requiring sharing by default for private and public practitioners and services, and make it easier for people and their health care teams to use at the point of care. ... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Public Consultation: Intellectual Disability Health Capability Framework

    Health professionals need the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for people with intellectual disability. The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) is leading the Intellectual Disability Health Curriculum Development Project, a priority action under the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability , to support universities and accreditation authorities to improve pre-registration education for health professionals to better... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Unleashing the potential of our workforce - Scope of Practice Review

    In February 2023, the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report outlined priority recommendations to improve primary care. One of these was that the Australian Government work together with states and territories to explore the barriers and incentives for all health practitioners to work to their full scope of practice. In April 2023, National Cabinet supported this recommendation. As part of the 2023-24 Budget, the Government provided funding for a review of the scope of... More
    Closed 16 October 2023
  • Request for Revalidated Service proposed changes - Mid July 2024

    This form is to be completed if you wish to request a Revalidated Service for a client with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Supporting Evidence is now required to be submitted with your request. Below is a list of documents you will need to support your request. You will be asked to submit these documents as a combined PDF document or zipped file at Part 4 of the request form. Audiograms (previous) ... More
    Opened 11 October 2023
  • Feedback on the draft National Microbial Genomics Framework 2024-2025

    Microbial genomics is the application of genome sequencing technologies to characterise and analyse pathogens for the purposes of informing clinical and public health investigation and response to communicable disease outbreaks. The implementation of this technology is rapidly transforming the Australian pathology sector and its accelerated implementation to support the COVID-19 response, provides a unique opportunity to leverage its value in understanding and controlling other... More
    Closed 10 October 2023
  • Access to scientific journal articles

    One of the top 3 regulatory science priorities identified at our office planning day was to “retain and resource access to the full range of scientific literature”. With this priority in mind, the following short survey is designed to gain a better understanding of how the office accesses, uses and stores scientific journal articles, with the aim of improving the way this is currently done. More
    Closed 6 October 2023
  • Prostheses List Reforms – PwC Report on Reforms to the Prostheses List Part B – May 2023

    We are seeking feedback from stakeholders on the PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) report and recommendations on the proposed reforms to Part B of the Prescribed List of Benefits for Medical Devices and Human Tissue Products* (the PL), and the proposed restructure of Part B. The report outlines a way forward agreed between the department and key stakeholders in terms of the new structure of Part B, and the listing process to be used for new products, and also includes amendments to... More
    Closed 6 October 2023
  • Stocktake on Residential Aged Care Accommodation Design

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking information from aged care providers on the design of residential aged care accommodation. The Stocktake on the Design of Residential Aged Care Accommodation (‘stocktake’) will help the department to understand what residential aged care accommodation looks like from a design perspective. This information will be used to develop a picture of aged care homes, including where services are provided flexibly, in terms... More
    Closed 3 October 2023
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee: Post implementation review of changes to colonoscopy MBS items

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. When changes are made to MBS items, a review is undertaken approximately 24 months after to analyse and examine the performance of the changes. This is called a post implementation review. Post implementation... More
    Closed 29 September 2023
  • Public Consultation: Industrially-produced trans fats in processed foods - EXTENDED

    Consultation period extended until 29 September 2023. In August 2019 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (now the Food Ministers’ Meeting) asked the Food Regulation Standing Committee to consider options to improve the composition of the food supply in relation to trans fats. This consultation has been prepared by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) to support consideration of regulatory and non-regulatory options for... More
    Closed 29 September 2023
  • Preparing for, and responding to, future pandemics and other international health emergencies

    Australia is participating in two important processes to strengthen the international community’s capacity to prevent, prepare for, and respond to, pandemics and other international health emergencies: the negotiation of a new international legal instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, and targeted changes to the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) through the World Health Organization (WHO). To date, Member States... More
    Closed 24 September 2023
  • SSD Performance Report: 1 January - 30 June 2023

    Under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) grant agreement, Sector Support and Development (SSD) providers are required to submit a Performance Report to the Department of Health and Aged Care (Department) bi-annually. This performance report will be used to gather information that may inform future policy and analyse demand for services as aged care reforms are implemented. It is no t intended to communicate changes to SSD policy. ... More
    Closed 14 September 2023
  • Shigella SoNG Working Group Survey - Case definitions

    Background information from the Shigella SoNG Working Group is required to progress document development that is consistent with the needs of as many jurisdictions as possible. More
    Closed 11 September 2023
  • Final Report for CHSP Ad Hoc Proposals funding (From Funding Payment to 30 June 2023)

    Overview of Reporting on CHSP Ad Hoc Funding The CHSP Ad Hoc Proposals grant was published under Grant Opportunity GO5672 (for financial year 2022-2023) as an extension of the Grant Opportunity GO4265 (for financial years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022). Funding provided through the CHSP Ad Hoc Proposals grant enabled organisations to respond to unforeseen and exceptional circumstances, address gaps in service delivery and trial and implement new and innovative service... More
    Closed 8 September 2023
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