Reporting of Notifiable Conditions Code of Practice 2017

The Public Health Act 1997 (the Act) imposes obligations on certain individuals to report notifiable conditions to the Chief Health Officer in accordance with the applicable code of practice.

This code of practice outlines the process for reporting notifiable conditions for those functioning in a clinical and/or diagnostic role who are obliged to report notifiable conditions under the Act.

Prompt notifications will allow early public health intervention.

The Public Health Act 1997 (the Act) imposes obligations on certain individuals to report notifiable conditions to the Chief Health Officer in accordance with the applicable code of practice.

This code of practice outlines the process for reporting notifiable conditions for those functioning in a clinical and/or diagnostic role who are obliged to report notifiable conditions under the Act.

This code of practice applies to:

- Medical Practitioners
- Authorised Nurse Practitioners
- Pathologists
- Hospitals

People who are responsible for the care, counselling, support or education of someone else, are also able to report notifiable conditions under the Act, this code of practice is not the applicable code of practice for these people.

This is an enforceable Code of Practice under the Public Health Act 1997. It is an objective of the code to provide the notifier and the government with a set of standards for reporting notifiable conditions. It is not intended that strong enforcement practices be implemented without first consulting with the notifier and working together to address problems.

Prompt notifications will allow early public health intervention.

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The Reporting of Notifiable Conditions Code of Practice can be access on the ACT Legislation Register: