Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities
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Inquiry into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities


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Education and Health Standing Committee

The Legislative Assembly requests the Education and Health Standing Committee inquire into the Esther Foundation and unregulated private health facilities.

In particular, the inquiry will consider:

1. Complaints and allegations concerning the Esther Foundation including from former residents, staff and volunteers

2. Adequacy of actions taken by the organisation to address the above concerns

3. Current regulatory and legislative provisions, and those proposed provisions currently before the Parliament, to address the above concerns, including;

a. Options for regulating facilities not covered by the definition of ‘Health Service’ or ‘Hospital’ in the Private Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927.

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