Victorian regulation changes
One amendment to the Act repealed the provision that exempted facilities where medical, surgical or speciality health services that were not the facility’s ‘major activity’ from regulation. This means that any facility providing these services is now required to be registered with the Department of Health and Human Services.
In addition, there have been changes to the Regulations that govern private hospitals and day procedure centres to include anaesthesia and liposuction as prescribed speciality services. All services requiring these procedures to remove more that 200mls lipoaspirate may not be carried out in consulting rooms and must be undertaken by a registered facility.
Any enquiries can be directed to Victor Di Paolo, Manager Private Health Services regulations by email or phone on 03 9096 9990.