There is a mandatory legal requirement that health professionals report certain medical events, conditions and diseases to the Western Australian Department of Health.
The Health Act 1911 (external site), the Poisons Act 1964 (external site) and the Poisons Regulations 1965 (external site) and some related regulations (see specific events below) specify the obligations under which health professionals must report the following events, conditions and diseases:
Some state legislation specifies the requirement for authorisation (e.g. for prescribing Schedule 8 medicines – see addiction to drugs) to be obtained prior to particular medical actions.
- Regulatory Support Unit, Public Health
Phone: 9222 2295