Health matters are regulated by a body of laws in Australia. There are too many to list here, but you can access the full list of health-related laws here.

Among other laws, there are those that relate to:

  • aged care
  • blood
  • cancer
  • compensation and insurance
  • confidentiality and privacy, access to medical records
  • dentistry
  • genes, cloning
  • medical indemnity, organ and tissue donation and transplantation
  • medical negligence
  • mental health
  • narcotic drugs
  • radiation protection and nuclear safety
  • terminal illnesses
  • tobacco