Consultation: Changes to public health notification requirements for doctors and laboratories

Medical practitioners and laboratories in a range of settings – including public and private hospitals, primary and community health, private practice and commercial pathology services – are required to notify specific cases of infectious disease and other medical conditions to the department. These notifications protect the health of Victorians as they allow the department to control public health risks, minimise the spread of disease and monitor disease patterns.

The proposed changes aim to streamline reporting and modernise the scheme.

Making a submission
You are encouraged to provide your feedback through the online submission form
Alternatively, written feedback can be provided to:
OR Notifiable Conditions Review Health Protection Branch, Department of Health and Human Services, GPO Box 4057, Melbourne VIC 3000

Survey responses and written feedback will be accepted until 5pm Friday 6 October 2017, however if you require more time please email

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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