Important changes to the Public Health Act

The Office of the Chief Health Officer has advised ADAQ that important changes have been made to Chapter 4 of the Public Health Act 2005 (the Act) which affect Member practices. Following recent incidents involving serious infection control risks, the Queensland Government has strengthened the existing regulatory framework. It has done this by enhancing the range of responses available to Queensland Health where there are unsatisfactory and unsafe infection control practices. Members are reminded to review the resourses available on the ADAQ website +click here and on the Queensland Health website +click here.