Speeches Health | February 19, 2020

Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Bill 2020

Victorian Parliament - 19 February, 2020 - 

Ms KEALY (Lowan) (09:35): I ask for a brief explanation from the minister, please.

Mr FOLEY: I am happy to provide a brief explanation. This is a bill that will provide the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with powers to give directions to public hospitals, which will include public health services, denominational hospitals, health service establishments and ambulance services, and to be able to specify requirements for employees and workers to be vaccinated or prove immunity to specified diseases.

Read first time.

Ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

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