ACM provides feedback on the ACSQHC Draft Consumer Guide for the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

The ACM is pleased to make a submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care draft Consumer Guide for the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. A summary of our full response is as follows:

  • Overall, the consumer guide is well written and outlines important considerations for upholding a person’s healthcare rights
  • The consumer guide directs consumers of health care to additional relevant resources under each of the key considerations
  • We have recommended that the consumer guide reflect the importance of psychological considerations to reflect a holistic view of health

You can read our full response here

You can access the ACSQHC website here

Additional information
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwives in Australia who are registered with, and regulated by, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). ACM’s position is that women have access to midwifery care during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. We exist to ensure midwives are strong and confident practitioners who can work to their full scope of practice.