There are more than 60 notifiable conditions in the ACT. The Chief Health Officer (CHO) must be informed of any known cases of these diseases under the Public Health Act 1997. Doctors, authorised nurse practitioners, pathologists and hospital managers are responsible for notifying the CAHO of patients who they have reasonable grounds to believe has or may have a notifiable disease.
Information on reporting requirements can be accessed through the Reporting of Notifiable Conditions Code of Practice.
Please use the Report of Notifiable Disease or Related Death Form to report any known cases. You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 02 6205 1739.
You can view a list of current notifiable conditions in the ACT, as well as the Code of Practice on the ACT Legislation Register.
For more information, please contact the Communicable Disease Control Information line on 02 6205 2155.