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.

The second edition of the Charter is being officially launched at an online event on Thursday, 8 August 2019 (1.00 - 2.30pm AEST).

Register for this free event.