You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to operate a public health care facility. The code has been developed to protect the community from the public health risks associated with the operation and management of health care facilities.
Health care facilities are premises where prescribed medical and dental procedures are carried out, or premises where overnight patient stays are provided prior to or after receiving medical treatment.
Prescribed medical and dental procedures are procedures that are undertaken for medical or cosmetic reasons by a health care professional that involve:
- The administration of a general, spinal epidural or major regional block anaesthetic or intravenous sedative for the purpose of performing an elective procedure, but does not include mandibular blocks;
- Dialysis, hemofiltration or hemoperfusion;
- Prolonged intravenous infusion of a single cytotoxic agent or sequential intravenous infusion of more than one cytotoxic agent; or
- Cardiac catheterisation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Population Health Division
Public Health Act 1997 (Australian Capital Territory)
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