Friday 28 May 2004 to Monday 20 August 2012

Access to Health Services for People with Disabilities

Updated 20 August 2012

The Disability Discrimination Act covers discrimination in access to services including health services. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination.

The Commission has currently deferred further work on health access pending finalisation of implementation plans by Governments in the health area under the National Disability Strategy.

Information on previous work is provided below.

Commission forum on health access

28 May 2004, Sydney

Introduction: Dr Sev Ozdowski, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner


NSW Council on Intellectual Disability
Women With Disabilities Australia (MS Word file)
Australian Association of the Deaf (MS Word file)
Blind Citizens Australia (MS Word file)
Deafness Forum of Australia (MS Word file)
Mental Health Council of Australia (MS Word file)
National Ethnic Disability Alliance (MS Word file)
Access for All Alliance (MS Word file)
Physical Disability Council of Australia (MS Word file)

Notes of discussion

Other resources