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Charter of Healthcare Rights

The Australian government holds that patients deserve to receive high quality health care. As part of international human rights treaties, Australia strives to ensure that its citizens can rely on medical treatment that meets a variety of clear standards.

As a result, it has formed a charter that outlines the roles and rights of both patients and healthcare providers. The rights outlined in this document are crucial to ensuring that patients receive safe, quality care that they can trust.

Click here to read the full charter (377K PDF)

The Australia Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare web site has a number of resources available

Audio: A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (MP3 1968 KB)

Different Languages:

Please contact the Commission for a copy of a Braille version of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights and the Guide for patients, consumers, carers and families.