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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (22 April) . . Page.. 1268 ..

If there was a written report of the issues and progress was it made available to the then ACT Minister for Health, if not, why not.

Can you provide a copy of all reports developed as a result of the resolution of item C7 of the AHMAC meeting of 14 November 1997.

Were all such reports arising from item C7 provided to the then ACT Minister for Health, if not, why not.

What action did the ACT Department of Health or the Canberra Hospital take following the above two mentioned meetings of the AHMAC in relation to the Hepatitis C lookback program.

Mr Moore

: The answers to Mr Stanhope's questions are as follows:

(1) Was the ACT represented at either of these meetings, if so, by whom.

At the meeting of 25 October 1995, which was held in the ACT, the ACT was represented by officers of the Department of Health and Community Care. Those attending were the then Chief Executive, Mr Greg Fraser, the then Chief Health Officer, Dr Doris Zonta and members of the Executive - Ms Jocelyn Plovits and Dr Penny Gregory.

The actual meeting in 1997 was held on 23 October and it was the minutes, which were circulated on 14 November 1997. At the October meeting, the ACT was represented by the Chief Executive, Mr David Butt and Dr Penny Gregory.

(2) Were the minutes of these meetings received by the ACT and if so, to whom were they referred or made available.

(2) There is a regular distribution list for the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) minutes which include officers within the ACT health portfolio. There is also a process whereby relevant action officers are referred specific items for consideration and action.

(3) Are the outcomes of meetings of the AHMAC routinely advised to ACT Health Ministers.

(3) No. While AHMAC is an advisory body to the Australian Health Ministers Conference(AHMC), many of its functions relate to coordination of activity

across jurisdictions. Many AHMAC agenda items are operational, or relevant to a point in time, and are not considered when Health Ministers meet. Therefore Health Ministers are not routinely advised of all outcomes of meetings of AHMAC. If there are specific issues for the ACT, I am advised either in writing or verbally.

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