Hepatitis Australia regularly lodges submissions to various government enquiries and other committees and groups who inform national policy. Once submitted and accepted we post our submissions so they are publicly accessible whenever possible.  Below are our most recent submissions


Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) Listing of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designated vaccines on the National Immunisation Program 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020 - Submission

Hepatitis Australia lodged this submission in February 2019. Hepatitis Australia welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the Public Consultation on the Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) Listings of Medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Designated Vaccines on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020. 

Hepatitis Australia supports cost recovery but has concerns about the unintended consequences of such significant fees increases and the new processes they purport to fund. 

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Review of the Quality Use of Medicines Program’s Delivery by the National Prescribing Service (NPS MedicineWise) - Submission

Hepatitis Australia lodged this submission in January 2019. Hepatitis Australia welcomed the Review of the Quality Use of Medicine Program’s Delivery by NPS MedicineWise, including its role, objectives and funding.

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My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 - Submission

Hepatitis Australia lodged a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill in September 2018.

Summary Points - The implementation of My Health Record on an ‘opt-out’ basis is not supported by Hepatitis Australia and its members based on the current information available to us and the needs of our communities of interest. An ‘opt-in’ system would be supported and in this submission, in consultation with its members, Hepatitis Australia has identified a number of other ways to enhance the system and improve its suitability for our communities of interest. These include ensuring access to information on the benefits and risks, securing formalised informed consent prior to creation of an individual health record, strengthening legal provisions preventing release of information without consent or judicial review, and creating each health record with security and privacy settings defaulting to the most protective options. 

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