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Disclaimers

Our disclaimer statement explains the purpose and intended use of this website.

Information provided for education and research information only

The information on this site is presented by the Australian Government Department of Health (Department of Health) for the purpose of disseminating health information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

While the Department of Health has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material on this site, the information on this site is made available on the basis that the Department of Health is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.  

This site is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is  not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Nothing contained in this site should be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.

The Department of Health does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage caused by use of or reliance on the information provided on this site.

Quality of information

The Department of Health makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this site, and updates the information regularly. However, before you rely on the information on this site, you should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for your purpose. You should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

The Department of Health cannot guarantee, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information.

The material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other websites

This site contains links to other sites which are external to the Department of Health. The Department of Health takes reasonable care in selecting linking sites but the Department of Health accepts no responsibility for material contained in a website that is linked to this site. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. 

Links to external websites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this site. Users of links provided by this site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the site they visit. 

Views or recommendations provided in linked sites may include the views or recommendations of third parties and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. 

Last updated: 
19 December 2017