Safety and Quality > Our Work > Open Disclosure

Open disclosure is the open discussion of incidents that result in harm to a patient while receiving health care with the patient, their family, carers and other support persons. The essential elements of open disclosure are outlined in the national Australian Open Disclosure Framework.

The Commission’s Open Disclosure Program:

Accreditation and Open Disclosure

Health service organisations are required to implement open disclosure as part of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Standard 1: Governance for Safety and Quality in Healthcare Organisations).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The Commission has developed FAQs on Open Disclosure aimed at: