Department of Health

A private hospital is a health service establishment where persons are provided with health services of a prescribed kind for which a charge is made and includes a privately-operated hospital.

Legislation covering private hospitals

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.

Reviewed 06 March 2024


Contact details

Postal address: GPO Box 4541, Melbourne 3001

Private Hospitals Unit Department of Health

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