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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:

Private residential aged care facilities are not yet required to submit Legionella notifications to the Department of Health.

Last updated: 27 January 2017