Safety and Quality > National Priorities > Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights > Review of the Charter of Healthcare Rights (second edition)

The Commission is currently undertaking a review of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter).

A survey on the current Charter was held between May – July 2018, with over 900 responses received from consumers, clinicians, health service organisations and primary care practitioners.

Feedback from the survey has been used to develop a draft second edition of the Charter, and in February 2019 the Commission will release a second survey seeking feedback on this draft second edition. The link to the survey will be available on this web page.

The second edition of the Charter, and a range of supporting resources, are expected to be released in late 2019.

If you have any questions about the Commission’s Review of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, please send an email to:

partneringwithconsumers@safetyandquality.gov.au