WA rheumatic heart disease register

Statutory notification

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

  • Complete a CHO approved form ARF and RHD notification form (PDF 184KB)
  • Provide a copy of each diagnostic test (including an echocardiogram)
  • The time frame during the Acute Phase is within 14 days of receiving test results – otherwise within 30 days of receiving test results
  • Provide a copy of each medical specialist’s report
  • The time frame during the Acute Phase is within 14 days of the specialist finalising the report – otherwise within 30 days of the specialist finalising the report

You must also ensure the following personal information on the patient is provided

  • if HDWA site UMRN
  • full name, address and contact details
  • if the patient is under 18 years of age, the full name and address of a parent or guardian
  • their sex and date of birth
  • if known, the patient’s ethnicity, including if they are of Aboriginal or Torres Straits Islander descent.

You may be requested for further information.

How to notify

Notification is given to the WA RHD Register and Control Program, under delegated duties of the CHO Notifications are submitted by fax 6553 0899 from health service providers outside Department of Health or by fax or email RHDRegister@health.wa.gov.au for health service providers within Department of Health.

Phone: 1300 622 745

Limited disclosure

Health professionals need to inform patients that it is a statutory requirement to send information to the WA RHD Register. A patient may request in writing limited disclosure of identifying information available to health sites and health professionals.

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For further information please contact

WA Register and Control Program

Phone: 1300 622 745
Fax: 6553 0899
Email: RHDRegister@health.wa.gov.au

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