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Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer

The current Chief Medical Officer & Chief Public Health Officer for SA Health is Professor Paddy Phillips.

The Chief Medical Officer is the primary source of medical advice to the Department of Health Portfolio Executive, the Chief Executive and the Minister for Health.

The Chief Medical Officer oversees the public presentation of medical advice, resolution of technical medical issues, and the development of a medical profession within South Australia.

The Chief Public Health Officer role has accountability for public health and communicable disease issues. The Chief Public Health Officer also advises the Minister and the Chief Executive of the Department of Health about proposed legislative or administrative changes related to public health and about other matters relevant to public health.

For general enquiries to the Chief Medical Officer:

Telephone: (08) 8226 2578.

For general enquiries to the Chief Public Health Officer:

Emailpublic.health@sa.gov.au

Telephone: (08) 8226 7100.

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