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Chief Medical Officer

From: Department of Health

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for:

  • provision of strategic leadership and evidence based analysis and expert medical advice to the department, Government, broader health system and regulatory and professional bodies
  • development of policy and legislation with regard to patient safety and quality in health care
  • leading the development and coordination of health and wellbeing policy including the development of policy to address communicable diseases, obesity, rare diseases, non-communicable diseases, smoking, alcohol misuse and bioethical issues

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