Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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RACP NZ Committee Submission: Health Select Committee Inquiry

Published
13 Jun 2017
Topic
Euthanasia
Description

RACP Submission to the NSW Law Commission’s Review of the Guardianship Act 1987 - Question Paper 5 Medical and Dental Treatment and Restrictive Practices

Published
16 May 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Palliative medicine
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the fifth consultation package of the review of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) which concerns Medical and Dental Treatment and Restrictive Practices.

RACP Submission to the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy – Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies

Published
01 May 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
The purpose of this submission is to contribute the RACP’s expertise in the area of climate change and health to the Australian Government’s review of its climate change policies. It focuses on the important measures the Australian Government needs to incorporate in its climate change policies to ensure the health impacts of climate change are adequately addressed.

RACP Submission: Victorian Government Discussion Paper on a Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Published
30 Apr 2017
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Description
This Submission was developed to provide feedback on the Victorian Government’s Discussion Paper (published January 2017) on a proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for Victoria and highlights practice level implications for physicians. The Submission must not be viewed as support for medical assistance in dying.

Victorian Parliament Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017

Published
12 Apr 2017
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
RACP Submission to the Victorian Parliament Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017

Victorian Parliament Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into Drug Law Reform

Published
31 Mar 2017
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
RACP Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into Drug Law Reform.

Submission to PSNZ and NZMA on proposed integrated health care framework for Pharmacists and Doctors

Published
14 Mar 2017
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Clinical healthcare
Description
This submission outlines the RACP’s feedback to the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Medical Association on the proposed integrated health care framework for Pharmacists and Doctors.

RACP submission to the Review of the Guardianship Act 1987-Question 2: Decision making models

Published
28 Feb 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Rehabilitation medicine
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the second consultation package of the review of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). The second consultation package concerns Decision-making models.

RACP submission to the joint committee inquiry into the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

Published
28 Feb 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the call for submissions from the joint committee inquiry into the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

RACP submission to Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand on the proposed guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Published
23 Feb 2017
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission outlines the RACP’s feedback on the proposed guideline for antimicrobial stewardship from the Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand.
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