Seeking opinions on changes to SA Cancer Reporting regulations

 October 2015. The South Australian Department for Health and Ageing is proposing the following changes to SA Cancer Reporting regulations:

  • -Expanding the definition of cancer to be notified to include in situ (early stage) cancer and also benign brain tumours (no or uncertain potential to spread).
  • -Changing the list of data to be notified to include stage at diagnosis and making occupation a non-mandatory item.
  • -Allowing doctors to share diagnosis information with the Cancer Registry if requested.
  • -Allowing the Cancer Registry to share information with other jurisdictional Cancer Registries for cases where the individual with cancer has moved between states/territories.
  • -Allowing the Cancer Registry to share information with the Clinical Genetics Service with next of kin consent if the cancer case is deceased.
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  • Variations to Regulations 27 and 28 of the South Australian Health Care Regulations 2008: Reporting of Cancer is required. 

    The proposed changes and reasons for them are discussed separately in the attached consultation document.

    A copy of the current Regulations can be found here: http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/R/Health%20Care%20Regulations%202008.aspxhttp://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/R/Health%20Care%20Regulations%202008.aspx

    Consultation with relevant stakeholders is an important part of this process. 

     

    Could you please provide feedback via email to katina.d’[email protected]sa.gov.ausa.gov.au, if possible by Friday 6 November, from the perspective of yourself or your organisation, college or reference group on whether you support each proposal or not, together with any comments you may wish to make?

    Cancer Voices SA hopes to arrange a meeting with Dr D'Onise for face to face discussion of these changes.  Contact [email protected] or ph 0405 806 857 if you wish to participate in this discussion meeting.

     

    Proposal

    Supported, or not supported, 

    or neutral

    Comments

    Expanding the definition of cancer to be notified

       

    Making occupation a non-mandatory data item

       

    Adding stage at diagnosis to the list of data to be notified

       

    Allowing doctors to share information relating to cancer cases if requested

       

    Allow the Cancer Registry to share information with other jurisdictional Cancer Registries for cases where there is interstate movement

       

    Allowing the Cancer Registry to share information with the Clinical Genetics Service with next of kin consent if the cancer case is deceased

       

     

     

     

     

    Contact

    Cancer Voices South Australia

     

    Ph.  0431 691 956 

     

    PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068