The National Model of Consent for Clinical Genomic Testing has been developed by NSW Ministry of Health on behalf of the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council (AHMAC) Project Reference Group on Health Genomics.
The national model aims to facilitate a consistent and standardised approach to optimise the consent process for genomic testing.
This program of work was delivered in accordance to Action 4A of the
Implementation Plan – National Health Genomics Policy Framework. To build on existing work to develop and promote nationally consistent templates and guidance for consent.
This project included extensive stakeholder consultation with federal, state, and territory health agencies, clinicians, researchers and consumers to ensure that national views are incorporated in the model.