About statutory medical notifications in Western Australia

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:

Statutory authorisations

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.

More information

  • Regulatory Support Unit, Public Health
    Phone: 9222 2295
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