Notifying a Legionella detection
From 1 February 2017, public hospitals with inpatients and private health facilities licensed under the Private Health Facilities Act 1999 are required to notify the Department of Health if the result of a prescribed test confirms the presence of Legionella in water used by the facility.
The person in charge of the facility must notify the department within 1 business day after they are notified of the results, by:
- completing the Legionella detection notification form (DOCX 78 kB)
- emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Private residential aged care facilities are not yet required to submit Legionella notifications to the Department of Health.