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Oncology: Legislation

LKC specialty subject guide for Oncology or Cancer care.

Oncology practice standards

Queensland Health has adopted the Radiation Oncology Tripartite Committee's Radiation Oncology Practice Standards for facilities providing radiation oncology services to patients of the public health service (Memo 18/2/2015).

Access to Standards Online

Your health service may have direct access to Standards Online. Contact your local Queensland Health library for further information.

CKN access


Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

List of EQUIP National standards that relate to Oncology and Cancer services.

  • Standard 3 Preventing and Controlling Associated Infection
  • Standard 4 Medication Safety
  • Standard 7 Blood and Blood Products
  • Standard 11 Service Delivery. Criterion 3: Consumer / Patient Consent & Criterion 4: Appropriate and Effective Care
  • Standard 15 Corporate Systems and Safety. Criterion 9: Waste and Environmental Management

To access all the NSQHS standards go to the link below.


  • AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes

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