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  • Prescribed List Reforms - Consultation Paper 8b - Alignment of amount charged for supply of a device with corresponding PL benefit

    In July-August 2023, the department consulted on several proposed measures related to compliance, assurance, and information sharing as part of the reforms to the Prescribed List ( Consultation Paper 7 ). Among the measures, was the proposal to align the amount charged for the supply of a medical device or human tissue product with the corresponding PL benefit. Stakeholders raised concerns and questions around the proposed measure. As a result, we are undertaking additional consultation... More
    Opened 23 May 2024
  • Prescribed List Reforms - Consultation Paper 8a - Gifts, benefits and discounts reporting requirements

    In July-August 2023, the department consulted on several proposed measures related to compliance, assurance, and information sharing as part of the reforms to the Prescribed List. Among the measures, was the requirement for hospitals to report any non-financial gifts or benefits received, such as a device or product listed on the Prescribed List (PL). Stakeholders raised concerns and questions around the proposed measure. As a result, we are undertaking additional consultation... More
    Opened 23 May 2024
  • Train-the-Trainer Sessions - Feedback

    Share your views with us on the IAT Train-the-Trainer Session. More
    Opened 10 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Opened 18 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
    Opened 20 March 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
    Opened 18 March 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
    Opened 15 March 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
    Opened 15 February 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
    Opened 13 February 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
    Opened 2 February 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
    Opened 23 January 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
    Opened 23 January 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
    Opened 2 January 2024
  • 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
    Opened 14 December 2023
  • 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
    Opened 11 December 2023
  • 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
    Opened 8 December 2023
  • 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
    Opened 21 November 2023
  • 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
    Opened 17 November 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
    Opened 10 November 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
    Opened 6 November 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
    Opened 1 November 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
    Opened 1 November 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
    Opened 16 October 2023
  • 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
    Opened 11 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
    Opened 3 October 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
    Opened 25 September 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
    Opened 15 September 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
    Opened 15 September 2023
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