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.
Approval in principle for development of a new private hospital
An AIP certificate must be obtained prior to the construction of a new private hospital.
Approval in principle for alterations or extensions of a private hospital
An AIP certificate must be obtained prior to alteration or extensions or a registered private hospital.
Variation of approval in principle for a private hospital
The holder of a current AIP certificate must apply for approval before varying it.
Transfer of approval in principle for a private hospital
The holder of a current AIP certificate must apply for approval prior to transferring it to another person.
Registration of a new private hospital
It is a legal requirement in Victoria for proprietors to register a private hospital.
Renewal of registration for a private hospital
It is encouraged that registration be renewed 3 months prior to expiration date to avoid an extra fee.
Variation of registration for a private hospital
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 private hospital
A transfer of the certificate of registration to another person who intends to become the proprietor of the private hospital.
Forms, checklists and guidelines for a private hospital
All forms, checklists and guidelines for private hospitals.
Reviewed 14 March 2019