HCCA Submissions



Canberra Health Services Clinical Services Plan (Canberra Health Services) – June (PDF)

Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 (Select Committee on the Drugs of Dependence) – May (PDF) (Other submissions to the Committee can be found on the select committee’s website)

Public consultation on revised Regulatory principles for the National Scheme (Ahpra & National Boards) – May (PDF)

Draft ACT Public Health Data Strategy 2021-29 (Health Directorate) – May(PDF)

Storage of S8 (Controlled) Medicines in Residential Care Facilities (Health Directorate) – May (PDF)

Review of Clinical Incident Management Policy and Procedure (Canberra Health Services) – April (PDF)

Review of Volunteer Services Policy (Canberra Health Services) – March (PDF)

Consultation paper: private health insurance reforms – second wave (Australian Government: Department of Health) – February (PDF)



National Safety and Quality Primary Healthcare Standards (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) – November (PDF)

Review of the Draft of The ACT Charter of Rights for People Experiencing Mental Illness or Mental Disorder (ACT Health Directorate) – October (PDF)

Regulation of Health Care Facilities (ACT Health Directorate) – September (PDF)

Canberra Health Services Oral Health Services review of Model of Care and Governance framework (KPMG) – July (PDF)

Language Services Procedure – Interpreters and Translated Materials (Canberra Health Services) – July (PDF)

Review of Clinical Procedure for Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance / Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Canberra Health Services) – February (PDF)

Review of Consumer Feedback Management Policy and Procedure (Canberra Health Services) – February (PDF)

Review of the Draft Consent and Treatment Policy (Canberra Health Services) – February (PDF)



Increased online access to ingredient information (Therapeutic Goods Administration) – October (PDF)

Consultation on Guidelines for Rehabilitation Aged and Community Services Client Management for NDIS funded services (ACT Health) – June (PDF)

Inquiry into Aged Care Quality and Safety (The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety) – June (PDF)

Regulation of software, including Software as a Medical Device (Therapeutic Goods Administration) – June (PDF)

Proposed regulatory scheme for personalised medical devices, including 3D-printed devices (Therapeutic Goods Administration) – June (PDF)

Consumer Privacy and Consent (ACT Health Consultation on Operational Policy) –  May (PDF)

Charter of Healthcare Care Rights 2019 (The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care)  –  March (PDF)

Streamlined consumer assessment for aged care  (Commonwealth Department of Health) – February (PDF)



Review into the Workplace Culture within ACT Public Health Services (ACT Government) – December (PDF)

Endorsement for scheduled medicines, Prescribing in Partnership (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) – October (PDF)

Single Charter of Aged Care Rights (Commonwealth Department of Health) – October (PDF)

Senate Inquiry on the My Health Record System  (Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs) – September (PDF)

National Code for Health Workers (ACT Health) – September (PDF)

ANU Medical School Review (ANU Medical School) – August (PDF)

Good medical practice: A code of conduct for doctors in Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) – August (PDF)

Violence and Aggression (ACT Health) – August (PDF)

ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan (ACT Health) – August (PDF)

ACT Inquiry into End of Life Choices (ACT Legislative Assembly) – March (PDF)

Consultation on Use and Misuse of Opioids in Australia (Therapeutic Goods Administration) – March (PDF)

Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) – February (PDF)

Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT (ACT Government) – February (PDF)

ACT Legislative Assembly Inquiry into the future sustainability of health funding in the ACT (ACT Government) – February (PDF)



Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Consultation on patient safety and quality improvement in primary care (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) – December(PDF)

Senate Inquiry on Private Health Insurance (Senate Community Affairs References Committee ) – July(PDF)

National Review of Accreditation (National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions ) – May (PDF)

Adult Mental Health Day Service Model of Care (ACT Health) – May (PDF)

Options for Assessing Performance against Aged Care Quality Standards (Single Aged Care Quality Framework)- April (PDF)



Senate Inquiry into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia (Senate Community Affairs References Committee) – May (PDF)

Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation  – September (PDF)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Clinical Procedure (ACT Health) – September (PDF)

ACT Health Policy and Procedure: ACT Health Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure (ACT Health)- April (PDF)

ACT Concession’s Review Consultation (ACT Government) – February (PDF)

Feedback on the Consent and Treatment Policy (ACT Health) – February (PDF)

Feedback on Draft Restraint Policy Consult (ACT Health) – February (PDF)

HCCA Survey of Patient and Carer Experiences of Inpatient Room Type – January (PDF)



ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Strategy (ACT Health) – December (PDF)

Draft version 2 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) – October (PDF)

Greater Flexibility in Prescribing Controlled Medicines – September (PDF)

The Waiting Time and Elective Surgery Access Guideline, Smoking Patient Information and General Patient Information (ACT Health) – May (PDF)

Consumer Experiences of the Canberra Hospital Smoke Free Environment (ACT Health) – July(PDF)

Human Rights Commission Discussion Paper (Justice and Community Safety) – June (PDF)

Patient Information from Gastroenternology Unit  (ACT Health) – April (PDF)

Expenditure Review of the ACT Concessions Program (ACT Government) – April (PDF)

ACT Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2025 (ACT Health) – February (PDF)



National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Review – October(PDF)

ACT Health Overcapacity protocol at Canberra Hospital – September(PDF)

PBAC meeting Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)- Consideration of Hepatitis treatments Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir- June (PDF)

Restraint of Patients Policy and SOP and the Code Black and Physical Restraint of Patients Process at the Canberra Hospital –  June (PDF)

Guidelines for Prescribing Amphetamines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – June (PDF)

Smoke Free Environment Policy (

Feedback on the Chemotherapy Education Checklist –  March (PDF)




Financial & tax practices of for profit aged care providers (Senate Standing Committees on Economics) – June (PDF)



Review Urgent After Hours Care (Medical Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce) – July (PDF)

Draft National Maternity Framework (Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council – April (PDF)



Providing Clinical Health Services in an Off-Campus Environment Policy (Canberra Hospital and Health Services) – July (PDF)



ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Program (ACT Health) – October 2015 (PDF)

Primary Health Care Advisory Group Discussion Paper Submission – August (PDF)



Senate Select Committee on Health – September (PDF)

Australian Government After-Hours Primary Health Care Review (The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Health) (PDF)




Inquiry into ACT Libraries (ACT Government) – September (PDF)



Senate Inquiry to Chronic Disease (Standing Committee on Health on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care) – August (PDF)

ACT Discussion Paper for the Development of ACT’s Response to the National HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infection and Blood Borne Virus Strategies 2015-17 (ACT Health) –  March (PDF)



Draft ACT Health Multicultural Coordinating Framework (ACT Health) – February (PDF)




Options to Reduce Pressure on Private Health Insurance Premiums Paper  (Commonwealth Department of Health) – September 2017 (PDF)

Senate Inquiry on Private Health Insurance (Senate Community Affairs References Committee) – July (PDF)



Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18 – October (PDF)



Senate Submission into out of pocket cost (Australian Senate) – May (PDF)

Appendix 1 Senate Inquiry into out-of-pocket health costs (Australian Senate) – May (PDF)

Appendix 2 Senate Inquiry into out-of-pocket health costs (Australian Senate) – May (PDF)

Appendix 3 Senate Inquiry into out-of-pocket health costs (Australian Senate) – May (PDF)




Draft Consumer Handout Guideline – (Canberra Health Services) – March (PDF)



Patient Information for ACT School Immunisation Program and Kindergarten Health Check (ACT Health) – September (PDF)

Elective Surgery Patient Information (ACT Health) – September (PDF)

Patient Information ACT Specialist Palliative Care Service – Clare Holland House Calvary Health Care ACT (ACT Health) – September (PDF)

Referral Information for ACT Women’s Health Service – January (PDF)



Canberra Sexual Health Fact Sheets Batch 1 (ACT Health) – March (PDF)

Sexual Health Fact Sheets Batch 2 (ACT Health) – June (PDF)




ACT Health: Canberra Hospital Master Plan (ACT Health Directorate) – March (PDF)



Model of Care and Model of Service Delivery for the University of Canberra Public Hospital (ACT Health) (PDF)

Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Discussion Paper – June (PDF)

Review of Medical Intern Training (Council of Australian Government)  – April (PDF)

Selection into Training Policy Stakeholder Consultation (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) – April (PDF)

Consumer responses to Allied Health Workforce Projects – April (PDF)

ACT Lymphoedema Services Background Paper and Implementation Plan 2015-2018  (ACT Health) – January (PDF)



Draft ACT and Southern NSW Local Health District Cancer Services Plan 2014-2018 – September (PDF)

Section 2 of the RACC & University of Canberra Public Hospital Models of Care Report – Profile of Current RACC Activities – August (PDF)

University of Canberra Public Hospital Service Delivery Plan (ACT Health) – July (PDF)




Budget consultation 2022-23 (ACT Government) – February  (PDF)


Budget consultation 2021-22 (ACT Government) – July  (PDF)



Initial response to the ACT Budget 2019-20 (ACT Government) – June (PDF)



Budget consultation 2019-20 (ACT Government) – October (PDF)

Last updated: 2/3/2022