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Legislation applicable to the Queensland Cancer Register (QCR)

Public Health Act 2005

The operation of the QCR is legislated under Part 2 Cancer Notifications:

Division 3 - Notifications about cancer (sections 233-236)

  • Notifications about cancer (notifiers and when to notify)
  • Directions to give notifications to the contractor
  • Request for further information

Division 3 Cancer notifications under regulation (section 45-48)

  • Describes the type of cancer to be notified
  • Prescribed person for keeping the Register – Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Prescribed time of giving notification about cancer

QCR information can be released under these sections

The operation of the QCR also has provisions under the following Part 8 Health information management