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Stage 5 of the Public Health Act 2016 set to begin

A new approach to Stage 5 of the Public Health Act 2016 has been announced, with its implementation now set to take place in a phased approach.
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2024 RSV Infant Immunisation Program

The WA Department of Health has funded an infant immunisation program to prevent infants most at risk from severe RSV disease.
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Human Tissue and Transplant Act 1982 legislation amendment

In 2022, the Human Tissue and Transplant Act 1982 (the Act) was amended to provide a comprehensive and clear framework to regulate the sale and supply of human tissue products in WA.
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Heatwave hints

As Western Australia prepares for another heatwave, WA Health is urging people to take steps to protect themselves against heat-related harm.
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Consultation - Management of professional misconduct and protections for notifiers

Health ministers agreed to take actions to address concerns that the management of professional misconduct by registered health practitioners relating to sexual misconduct and sexual boundary violations needs to better meet community expectations.