Health Care Facilities Code of Practice 2001 - Australian Capital Territory


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;
  • Endoscopy;
  • 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 ACT

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Population Health Division

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705