A day procedure centre is a private health service establishment where persons are provided with health services of a prescribed kind and where persons to whom treatment of that kind is provided are reasonably expected to be admitted and discharged on the same date.
Legislation covering day procedure centres
The requirements for the safety and quality of patient care in Victoria's private health are set out in the Health Services Act 1988 (the Act) and the Health Services (Health Service Establishments) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations).
Proprietors and developers need to make sure they understand their legal obligations and how to meet the standards set out in the Act and Regulations.
Approval in principle for development of a new day procedure centre
An AIP certificate must be obtained prior to the construction of a new day procedure centre.
Approval in principle for alterations or extensions of a day procedure centre
An AIP certificate must be obtained prior to alteration or extensions of a registered day procedure centre.
Variation to AIP for a day procedure centre
The holder of a current AIP certificate must apply for approval before varying it.
Transfer of AIP for a day procedure centre
The holder of a current AIP certificate must apply for approval prior to transferring it to another person.
Registration of a new day procedure centre
It is a legal requirement in Victoria for proprietors to register a day procedure centre.
Renewal of registration for a day procedure centre
It is encouraged that registration be renewed 3 months prior to expiration date to avoid an extra fee.
Variation of registration for a day procedure centre
Examples to variation of registration are altering bed numbers, varying kinds of services provided and changing the type of establishment.
Transfer of registration of a day procedure centre
A transfer of the certificate of registration to another person who intends to become the proprietor of the day procedure centre.
Forms, checklists and guidelines for a day procedure centre
All forms, checklists and guidelines for day procedure centres.
Reviewed 14 March 2019