WA Health system

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in WA

WA refers to the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights which describes the rights that you, or someone you care for, can expect when receiving health care.

These rights apply to all people in places where health care is provided in Australia. This includes public and private hospitals, day procedure services, general practice and other community health services.

For more information about the Australian charter visit the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare website (ACSQHC) (external site).

Resources including posters, an infographic, Auslan video and translated information are also available on the ACSQHC website (external site).

Mental health patients

The Mental Health Act 2014 mandates a separate charter for patients receiving psychiatric treatment, the Charter of Mental Health Care Principles (external link).

For more information go to the Mental Health Commission website (external site) or phone (08) 6553 0600.

Last reviewed: 22-10-2019

Patient Safety and Clinical Quality

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.