Commonwealth Qualified Privilege Scheme

This scheme grants qualified privilege to certain quality assurance activities to prevent the release of identifying information. This encourages more health professionals to take part in activities that assess and improve the quality of health services.

About the scheme

Find out what the scheme is, why it is important, and what it aims to do.


Find out if your organisation or quality assurance activity is eligible under this scheme.

How the scheme works

A declaration must be made by the Minister for Health to grant qualified privilege.

Apply for a declaration

Find out about the application process including how applications are considered.

Application form

The application form includes questions about your organisation and the design, purpose and expected outcomes of your activity. It also asks for the details of 2 referees.

View the application form

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