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CHA submission to Department of Health on eHealth

Catholic Health Australia has recently lodged a submission to the eHealth Division, the Department of Health providing feedback on the 'Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Discussion Paper'.  

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Letter to the PM: Save our Community-Based Mental Health Services

Catholic Health Australia has joined another 71 healthcare organisations as signatories to an open letter, addressed to the Prime Minister, imploring the Australian Government to continue its funding of hundreds of community-based mental health services and programmes across Australia.

With grants due to end on 30 June 2015, the uncertainty surrounding the question of future financing may result in job losses and the termination of important programmes and services for the nations' mentally ill and their carers.

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CHA submission to IHPA

Changes to Rehabilitation Coding Standard effective 1st July 2015

Together with the Australian Private Hospitals Association, Private Healthcare Australia and the Health Insurance Restricted Membership Association of Australia, CHA has recently lodged a submission to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority concerning the new Australian Coding Standard (ACS) 2014 which comes into effect on 1 July 2015.

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URPTG Submission April 2015

Catholic Health Australia’s submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Updating of the Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods'

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Submission to Fair Work Commission – Submission in Reply to the Responses to the Exposure Draft Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2014

Catholic Health Australia joined with other industry employer associations to lodge this submission to the Fair Work Commission which is a reply to the responses lodged by other parties to the Exposure Draft of the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2014 (Health Professionals & Support Services Award 2010 - MA000027).  This submission is just CHA’s reply to the submissions of others, for our original Submission to the Exposure Draft, see further below.

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Submission to Fair Work Commission – Submission in Reply to the Responses to the Exposure Draft Nurses Award 2014

Catholic Health Australia joined with other industry employer associations to lodge this submission to the Fair Work Commission which is a reply to the responses lodged by other parties to the Exposure Draft of the Nurses Award 2014 (Nurses Award 2010 - MA000034).  This submission is just CHA’s reply to the submissions of others, for our original Submission to the Exposure Draft, see further below.

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Submission to Fair Work Commission - Response to Exposure Draft Nurses Award 2014

Catholic Health Australia joined with other industry employer associations to lodge this submission to the Fair Work Commission as a response to the Exposure Draft of the Nurses Award 2014 (Nurses Award 2010 - MA000034).

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Submission to Senate Inquiry into Exposure Draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014

CHA lodged this submission, dated 29 August 2014, to the Senate Select Committee’s Inquiry into the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014. In compiling the submission, CHA sought legal opinion advising whether enactment of the Bill would be a valid exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth on any of the three bases proposed by the Bill. This legal opinion was included in CHA’s submission, however due to the size of the document, only the title/contents page is included in the copy of the submission found here. The submission supports that it is a moral imperative that the Government and Parliament provide adequate resources to relieve suffering rather than contemplate considering the introduction of the Draft Bill. The submission includes information on palliative care. CHA representatives appeared before the Senate hearing on the draft Bill on 15 October 2014.   Click here to read the submission.

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