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  • National Dementia Action Plan – Public consultation

    We are seeking feedback to inform a National Dementia Action Plan. The National Dementia Action Plan is a joint initiative between the Australian Government and state and territory governments. It is a 10 year plan to put people living with dementia, their families, and... More
    Closed 31 January 2023
  • Consultation on the draft Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recommended that the Australian Government establish an Inspector-General of Aged Care, supported by an independent Office. The Inspector-General will play a critical role in driving improvement across the aged care system by: ... More
    Closed 27 January 2023
  • Intellectual Disability Health Core Capabilities - Consultation Survey

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) is leading the Intellectual Disability Health Curriculum Development Project, a short-term action under the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability . A key component of the project is the... More
    Closed 27 January 2023
  • Residential Disability Accommodation COVID-19 Winter Dose Vaccination Clinic - Registration Form

    Winter doses for residential disability accommodation settings can be sourced through a variety of channels, including primary care providers such as GPs and pharmacies, working with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to identify primary health care in-reach options and Commonwealth in-reach.... More
    Closed 31 December 2022
  • Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - Registration Form

    Residential Aged Care Facilities that are unable to secure a primary care provider to administer COVID-19 Winter Vaccine doses, either with a GP or pharmacist or through their Primary Health Network, are still able to request an in-reach Commonwealth COVID-19 Winter Dose Vaccination clinic.... More
    Closed 31 December 2022
  • Consultation on the revised PBS Post-market Review (PMR) Framework

    PBS Post-market Review Framework The Department of Health and Aged Care is inviting stakeholders to provide feedback on a revised draft of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Post-market Review (PMR) Framework. Stakeholders will have the opportunity... More
    Closed 16 December 2022
  • Expansion of Newborn Bloodspot Screening Public Consultation

    The Australian Government has committed $39.0 million over four years to expand newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) to include more conditions and ensure consistency of programs across Australia. This consultation process will give the Department of Health and Aged Care... More
    Closed 12 December 2022
  • Consultation on the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Actuarial Study into Risk Equalisation

    The Department is conducting studies into key PHI regulatory and policy settings (Lifetime Health Cover, Risk Equalisation Medicare Levy Surcharge, PHI Rebate and Private Hospital Default Benefit Arrangements). The aim of these studies is to identify opportunities to improve the affordability... More
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • Independent Capability Review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

    An independent capability review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) is being undertaken in response to recommendations 10 and 104 of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Mr David Tune AO PSM, former Secretary of the... More
    Closed 2 December 2022
  • Medical Research Future Fund's Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission - National Consultation on the Roadmap and Implementation Plan

    The Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission (the Mission) is investing $125 million for research to support a million Australians with mental health issues. This funding will enable access to new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and... More
    Closed 1 December 2022
  • CHSP Survey about Employee Salary Costs and Employee Occupations

    Survey of CHSP Providers regarding Employee Salary Costs and Employee Occupations The Fair Work Commission is currently considering applications to increase minimum award wages for the aged care sector. The Australian Government has supported these applications with a submission to... More
    Closed 30 November 2022
  • Consultation on the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards

    The Aged Care Quality Standards help older Australians to feel secure and supported, give families confidence that their loved ones are looked after, and ensure that aged care providers and workers know what is expected of them, whatever their size, location or offering. The Royal... More
    Closed 25 November 2022
  • Vaccine Delivery and Inventory Management Survey - November 2022

    This online survey aims to identify vaccine supply chain management (SCM) practices within the various state and territory health departments within Australia. The reason for this survey is to identify commonalities (and differences) is each state and territory's supply chain process.... More
    Closed 15 November 2022
  • PHLN HIV Reference Laboratory Survey

    PHLN’s recently revised laboratory case definition for HIV has stimulated a review of laboratory algorithms for the confirmation HIV in many primary and reference laboratories around Australia. This presents an opportunity for optimization and standardization of HIV confirmatory testing... More
    Closed 11 November 2022
  • National Health Literacy Strategy Framework Consultation

    The National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 outlines Australia’s overarching, long-term approach to prevention. The aim of the National Preventive Health Strategy is to create a sustainable prevention system for all Australians, with a particular focus on the wider... More
    Closed 9 November 2022
  • Prostheses List Reforms - Consultation Paper 3(b) - Pathways for Applications to the Prostheses List

    In May and June 2022, the Department of Health and Aged Care held a series of virtual workshops (three in total) with key stakeholders and a small group of sponsors to seek input into the new listing pathways process to be used as part of the future Prostheses List (PL) model facilitated by... More
    Closed 28 October 2022
  • Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (EFC) Review – Interim Report

    The EFC Program provides funding for chemotherapy and other medicines used for the treatment of cancer that are administered through infusion or injection at public or private hospitals. Not all cancer medicines are provided through the EFC Program; some may be subsidised through other... More
    Closed 28 October 2022
  • Redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program - First Nations Forum

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking to engage stakeholders regarding the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program. The QUDTP Program provides funding to improve the way medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used. ... More
    Closed 25 October 2022
  • Prostheses List Compliance Strategy

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking feedback from stakeholders on a proposed Prostheses List (PL) Compliance Strategy (the Strategy). The purpose of a PL compliance function is to maintain the integrity of the PL and its program. The proposed Strategy found at the... More
    Closed 21 October 2022
  • Redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program

    Overview The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking to engage stakeholders regarding the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program. The QUDTP provides funding to improve the way medicines and medical tests are... More
    Closed 19 October 2022
  • A New Approach to Regulating Aged Care

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing a new approach to regulating aged care (the new model) through a consultation process with the aged care sector , older Australians, their families and carers. The new model will provide rules and guidance for aged care... More
    Closed 10 October 2022
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee - Surgical Assistant Working Group Draft Report

    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. In 2021,... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee - Genetic Counselling Working Group Draft Final Report

    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. In 2021,... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • IAEA DS524 Radiation Protection Aspects of Design for Nuclear Power Plants

    ARPANSA coordinates comments on behalf of Australia on IAEA draft documents. The IAEA is seeking comments from their member states on a new draft IAEA Safety Guide – DS524 Radiation Protection Aspects of Design for Nuclear Power Plants What is the purpose of the guide? The object of... More
    Closed 30 September 2022
  • National Medicines Policy - consultation on the revised NMP

    Australia’s National Medicines Policy The Department of Health and Aged Care is inviting stakeholders to provide further feedback on a revised draft of the National Medicines Policy (NMP). Finalisation of the NMP Review was extended until after the recent Federal... More
    Closed 27 September 2022
  • Consultation Paper on Private Health Insurance (PHI) Default Benefit Arrangements

    Informing the Private Health Insurance Default Benefits Arrangement study Ernst & Young (EY) has been contracted by the Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) to undertake a study of private health insurance (PHI) default benefit arrangements (the PHI default... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Final Report for COVID-19 Aged Care CHSP Meals (From Funding Payment to 30 June 2022)

    Overview of Reporting on COVID-19 Aged Care CHSP Meals Funding provided through the COVID-19 Aged Care CHSP Meals grant activity was a key component in the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Final Report is a standalone report that will ensure... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Final Report for COVID-19 CHSP Emergency Support (From Funding Payment to 30 June 2022)

    Overview of Reporting on COVID-19 CHSP Emergency Support Funding provided through the COVID-19 CHSP Emergency Support grant activity was a key component in the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other unforeseen events. This Final Report is a... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Aged Care on-site pharmacists

    We are seeking feedback on the planned introduction of on-site pharmacists in residential aged care homes. Having a pharmacist on-site will give residents and their families confidence that medications are regularly reviewed, appropriate, and will provide continuity in medication management.... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Consultation: Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

    About the Child Dental Benefits Schedule The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a national program funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Department of Health and Aged Care and Services Australia. The CDBS replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan in 2014... More
    Closed 25 August 2022
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