About licensing of private healthcare facilities

The Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit (LARU) is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of private hospitals in Western Australia.

This is carried out under the authority of the Private Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 (external site) and the provisions of the Hospitals (Licensing and Conduct of Private Hospitals) Regulations 1987 (external site) and the Hospitals (Licensing and Conduct of Private Psychiatric Hostels) Regulations 1997 (external site).

Accreditation of public and private healthcare facilities

The Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit is the appointed Regulator for Accreditation in Western Australia.

Under the National Health Reform Act 2011, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is responsible for the formulation of standards relating to health care safety and quality matters. This includes formulating and coordinating the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme (the AHSSQA Scheme), which provides for the national coordination of accreditation processes

The Commission has developed 8 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) to improve the quality of health care in Australia. They provide a nationally consistent statement about the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.

Assessment to the NSQHS Standards second edition commenced in January 2019

Read more about accreditation

More information about the AHSSQA Scheme, NSQHS Standards and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (external site) is available.  

Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit

Phone: 6373 2347
Email: LARUReception@health.wa.gov.au

Address:
Level 3
GPO Building
3 Forrest Place
Perth CBD WA 6000 

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Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit