Understanding your rights

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights that you, or someone you care for, can expect when receiving health care.

The Commission has developed the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights to describe your rights in health care.

The second edition of the Charter outlines seven key rights:

Charter image of man in a wheelchair saying 'we make decisions together'

  • Access
  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Partnership
  • Information
  • Privacy
  • Give feedback 

Find out more about the Charter.