Current consultations can be viewed at the Department of Health consultation hub.
Consultation opened: 30 Aug 2012
Consultation closes: 28 Sep 2012
Responsible Area: WHO CEWG National Consultation
The Department of Health and Ageing is inviting public submissions as part of a national consultation process on the Final Report of World Health Organization (WHO)’s Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination.
Consultation opened: 19 Sep 2011
Consultation closes: 31 Oct 2011
Responsible Area: Health Workforce Division
The intent of this consultation process is to provide information on the Health Workforce Fund (HWF) and to seek stakeholder comments and input to contribute to the development of Fund Guidelines, with a particular focus on the proposed HWF objectives and priorities.
Consultation opened: 26 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 08 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Ageing and Aged Care Division
Stakeholders interested in the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants Fund are encouraged to contribute to the development of Fund Guidelines, with a particular focus on the objectives and priority funding areas.
Consultation opened: 25 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 12 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Mental Health and Drug Treatment Division
The department is interested in receiving feedback about the clarity of the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund objectives and priorities.
Consultation opened: 23 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 09 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Primary and Ambulatory Care Division
The Rural Health Outreach Fund consolidates the activities of five existing programs, and will provide a larger, flexible funding pool for initiatives aimed at improving access to medical specialists, GPs, allied and other health providers in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.
Consultation opened: 06 Jul 2011
Consultation closes: 11 Aug 2011
Responsible Area: Regulatory Policy and Governance Division (RPGD)
The PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper outlines the proposed legislative framework to support the establishment and implementation of a national personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system.
Consultation opened: 12 Apr 2011
Consultation closes: 07 Jun 2011
The Minister for Health and Ageing is inviting submissions on the Draft Concept of Operations – Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system.
Consultation opened: 07 Apr 2011
Consultation closes: 06 Jun 2011
Responsible Area: Drug Strategy Branch
Interested parties and individuals are invited to provide written submissions commenting on the exposure draft Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and related Consultation Paper, including the proposed plain packaging design.
These submissions must be received by the Department of Health and Ageing by 5.00pm, 6 June 2011.
Reviews of existing MBS items
Consultation opened: 01 Jan 2011
Consultation closed: 21 Oct 2012
Responsible Area: Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS)
The Department invites stakeholders and members of the public to nominate MBS subsidised medical services for review under the MBS Quality framework.
Consultation opened: 04 Nov 2010
Consultation closes: 31 Jan 2011
Responsible Area: Aged Care
You are invited to have your say in the development of a new ‘front end’ for aged care including the aged component of Home and Community Care. This initiative will assist older Australians, carers, and their families to more easily access information, assessment and links to aged care services.
Past consultations 2011
Past consultations 2009-10
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