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Your Health Rights and Responsibilities

The aim of the program was to develop a charter of healthcare rights for all people receiving or seeking health care in all settings in Australia.

On 22 July 2008, Australian Health Ministers endorsed the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights and recommended its use nationwide.

The Commission has also developed additional resource material for patients, consumers, families and carers and healthcare providers and facilities to support the use of the Charter and are available for download in pdf format.

Roles in Realising the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (PDF 1232 KB) 
This document is designed to provide a simple explanation of each right included in the Charter and provide information about how patients and consumers, healthcare providers and health service organisations can contribute to the realisation of patients' rights.

About the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights: A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (PDF 771 KB) This brochure discusses each of the seven Charter rights and provides some guidance to patients, consumers, carers and families on ways they can contribute to ensuring that the rights are upheld.

About the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights: A guide for healthcare providers (PDF 1026 KB) 
This brochure discusses each of the seven Charter rights, and provides some guidance to healthcare providers about ways they can contribute to ensuring that the rights are upheld.

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights A3 poster (PDF 1781 KB) 

The Charter is available to alternative versions including audio and Braille and has been translated into 17 community languages

Link to Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights 

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