Health Issues Centre often makes submissions and responses to consultation papers, draft Bills, and policy documents. Some of these are listed below.
Health Issues Centre response to draft national safety and quality health care standards- November 2009
National Human Rights Consultation
Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation Committee
Health Forum of Australia Draft Information Paper:Community Quality Use of Medicines
Response to the Consumers Health Forum of Australia Draft Information Paper:Community Quality Use of Medicines 2008-09 Project
National Primary Health Care Strategy
Response to the Department of Health and Ageing Towards a National Primary Health Care Strategy
Chronic Conditions Self Management
Response to CHF Information Paper on Chronic Conditions Response to CHF Information Paper:Chronic Conditions Self-management 2008–2010 Project.
Because Mental Health Matters
Response to the Victorian Department of Human Services' consultation paper, Because Mental Health Matters: A New Focus for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Victoria in July 2008.
Australia 2020 Summit
Submission to Australia 2020 Summit in April 2008.
Draft National Patient Charter of Rights
Response to Draft National Patient Charter of Rights in March 2008.
Exposure Draft of the Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007
Submission to the Victorian Department of Human Services in January 2007.
Proposed Health and Social Services Access Card
Submission on the Access Card Consumer and Privacy Taskforce in July 2006.
Letter to Editor
A Letter was written to the editor of the Age newspaper supporting the comments Doctors Stanley, Haines and Brady had made concerning cancer drugs in an article published on the 2 May 2006. The letter was not published.
Submissions made to National Health and Medical Research Council on two draft documents in April 2006, Organ and Tissue Donation after Death: Ethical Guidelines for Health Professionals and Making a Decision about Organ and Tissue Donation after Death for potential donors and their families).
Draft Public Health Act
Response to Victorian Parliament’s draft Bill in January 2006.
Proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Amendment Bill 2005 (the Cultural Heritage Bill)
Sent letter to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and other Victorian Members of Parliament in December 2005.
Medical Research Procedures Involving Patients Under a Legal Incapacity
Response to the Department of Justice's consultation paper in September 2005.
Ambulatory Care Policy and Planning Framework
Response to the Victorian Department of Human Service’s Framework in August 2005.
National Primary Health Policy
Response to General Practice Division Victoria (GPDV)’s Policy Issues Paper No 22: The Need for a National Primary Health Policy in March 2005.
Victorian Health Act 1958
Submission to the Victorian Department of Human Services released a Discussion Paper, Review of the Health Act 1958: A New Legislative Framework for Public Health in Victoria in August 2004.
National Health Privacy Code
Submission on the Code prepared by the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Council National Health Privacy Working Group in December 2002.
Health Records Act (Vic) 2001
Report written on new Bill with funding from the Office of the Health Services Commissioner in April 2001.
Draft Cancer Patient Management Framework
Response to Victorian Department of Human Service’s framework.
Principles and Guidelines for Newborn Screening
Response to the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) discussion paper.