The main objective of the Private Health Facilities Act 1999 is to provide a framework to protect the health and wellbeing of patients receiving services at private health facilities. The scope of the Act includes private health facilities.
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
Private Health Facility application requirements, forms and fees are avaialable on the department's website.
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Definition of terms
- Private health facility
is a private hospital or a day hospital. Private Hospital: a facility at which health services are provided to persons who are discharged from the facility on a day other than the day on which the persons were admitted to the facility (not including a hospital operated by the State, a nursing home, hostel, or other facility at which accommodation, and nursing or personal care is provided to persons who have a permanent need for nursing or personal care). Day Hospital: a facility at which day hospital health services are provided to persons who are admitted to, and discharged from, the facility on the same day (not including a facility operated by the State).
Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Authorised officers of the Health Department may inspect facilities and records to ensure that licensees are complying with approved use of rooms and facilities, and standards of care.
Where breaches of the Regulation occur, the Chief Health Officer may impose penalties which include fines, change to conditions of a licence or suspension or cancellation of a licence.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
You may make an application to the Chief Health Officer for a review of their decision.
Chief Health Officer Branch
Private Health Regulation
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