Department of Health

A Statutory Duty of Candour: consultation paper

This paper seeks stakeholder views on the introduction of a statutory duty of candour.

A statutory duty of candour is a recommendation of a review led by Dr Stephen Duckett into quality and safety across the Victorian health system.

A statutory duty of candour is a legal obligation to ensure that consumers of healthcare and their families are apologised to, and communicated with, openly and honestly when things have gone wrong in their care.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
01 Nov 2017
51 pages
Department of Health & Human Services
Available format

Reviewed 02 November 2017

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