Department of Health

Part of the Health portfolio and a Federal authority, also called Health

Services for the aged, including carers; Public health and medical research; Health promotion and disease prevention; Primary health care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Pharmaceutical benefits; Health benefits schemes; Specific health services, including human quarantine; National drug abuse strategy; Regulation of therapeutic goods; Notification and assessment of industrial chemicals; Gene technology regulation.

120 requests

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Attention: Michael Shephard     Please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request to the Department of Health.   Kind regar...
Attention:  William Burr   In relation to your request below, the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act)  is for the public to r...
This request was handled very nicely by the agency. They did not have the information but the officer consulted with another agency that might have the...
Review of Australian drug diversion programs
Follow up sent to Department of Health by Will Tregoning on .
Withdrawn by the requester.
I have a separate request for the same report. This first request omitted the mention of the FOI Act. The newer request includes this detail, and ha...
Dear Mr Brown I am emailing in regards to your request made on 27 January 2019 to the Department of Health (the Department) seeking access to document...
I'm providing an update. The requested document, an MOU, is an agreement that involves ARPANSA funding for a project at the University of Melbourne,...
Documents not available for download from your FOI log or reasoning
Request to Department of Health by Posty. Annotated by Posty on .
Long overdue.
The “not recording the number of requests” comment is not a good sign. Yes, technically they don’t, but had I asked for copies of them that would hav...
PIPAG minutes.
Request to Department of Health by Antony Scholefield. Annotated by Locutus Sum on .
Refused.
I have said that this request was refused because the correspondence terminates suddenly. But it is possible that the applicant continued to correspond...
Dear Ms Sweet   I refer to your two attached FOI requests to the Department of Health, received on 13 October 2018, seeking respectively:   · ...
Private use of social media advice provided to employees
Response by Department of Health to James Smith on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Smith   I refer to your request of 045-1718 to the Department of Health (Department), seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act...
FOI Delegations
Request sent to Department of Health by Ben Fairless on .
Long overdue.
Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to...
Attention: Ben Fairless   Please see attached documents in relation to your internal review request to the Department of Health.   Regards  ...
Current subsection 6(1) orders
Response by Department of Health to Jay Doe on .
Successful.
Attention:  Jay Doe   We refer to your FOI request to the Department of Health regarding orders made under subsection 6(1) of the Health Insurance A...
Dear Mr Victory   By notice in writing dated 22 February 2018, Mr Nick Morgan, Assistant Secretary of the Home Support and Hearing Branch, advised...
Many thanks for your comprehensive and enlightening response. Yours sincerely, Sue Q
I refer to the above annotation: When dealing with FOIs, its important to be specific. The document may exist, but may not be held by that depart...
Improvement Notice from CEO of ARPANSA
Response by Department of Health to Sun Shine on .
Partially successful.
Attention: Sun Shine I refer to your email below of 17 May 2018 to the Department of Health, seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Informa...
Attention: Michael Shephard The Department of Health has no record of this request. Please submit your request and the Department will respond to you...
Thank you for the response. The PDF reports are definitely more what I was after, however it is disappointing that they stop at 2016. I will conta...
Dear Mr Shephard,   Thank you for your request to the Department of Health (Department) of 6 April 2018, seeking access under the Freedom of Infor...
Dear Mr Shephard,   Thank you for your request to the Department of Health (Department) of 6 April 2018, seeking access under the Freedom of Infor...
Attention: Michael Shephard     Please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request to the Department of Health.   Kind regar...
Copy of PBS Approval Certificate for Approval Number 80401P
Response by Department of Health to Vincent Tran on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Tran,   Please find attached correspondence relating to your Freedom of Information request.   Kind regards,   Chelsea FOI Legal...
I agree that I have received the requested information and that the request can now be closed. Thanks for your help. Yours sincerely, Michael Sh...
Requesting medical information about a deceased family member
Request to Department of Health by Lisa Lapedota. Annotated by TS on .
Partially successful.
There is a precedent to requesting medical records, read NSW case. "A recent case considered by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal in NSW clarifie...

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