National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers

We are seeking your comments on the implementation of the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers (the National Code) in the ACT.

We want to know what the implementation of the National Code and the required amendments to the Human Rights Commission Act 2005 will mean for both health care workers and patients.

The National Code was designed to protect the public by setting minimum standards of conduct and practice for all unregistered health care workers such as herbalists, counsellors, alternative medicine practitioners and pharmacy assistants.

The implementation of the National Code will enable the ACT Health Services Commissioner to investigate complaints and take action in circumstances where the community may be put at risk.

To understand more about the National Code, you can read these documents:

You can share your comments by using the submission template and either emailing us at HealthPolicy@act.gov.au or mailing to:

Consultation paper – National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers

Health Policy Unit

ACT Health

GPO Box 825

Canberra City  ACT  2601

Submission Template

This consultation closes on 29 August 2018.

Feedback for consultation will contribute to finalising the legislation and implementation of the National Code in the ACT, which is scheduled for introduction to the ACT Legislative Assembly by the end of 2018.