The Department of Health administers numerous Acts and regulations related to the health of Victorians.
Acts and regulations administered by the department covering general health, health services, mental health, public health.
The Government believes all Victorians are entitled to quality end of life and palliative care, which relieves pain and suffering, and provides empowering support to family, friends and carers.
The Act provides a framework to resolve complaints about health services, investigate and take regulatory action against general health service providers.
The Health Records Act 2001 (the Act) created a framework to protect the privacy of individuals' health information, regulating the collection and handling of health information.
The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations
The Act governs the removal of human tissue from the living or after death.
The Victorian Government has developed a specific framework to manage pandemics.
Notice of Proposed Settlement in Towers class action – Supreme Court of Victoria (S ECI 2021 00826).
Reviewed 25 October 2023