Summary

This paper seeks stakeholder views on the introduction of a statutory duty of candour.

A statutory duty of candour is a recommendation of a review led by Dr Stephen Duckett into quality and safety across the Victorian health system.

A statutory duty of candour is a legal obligation to ensure that consumers of healthcare and their families are apologised to, and communicated with, openly and honestly when things have gone wrong in their care.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
02 Nov 2017
Size
51 pages
Available format
PDF
Author
Department of Health & Human Services