This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred hepatology conditions.

Hepatology conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the hepatology exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:

  • nil

Exclusions for public specialist outpatient services

Not all hepatology conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • WorkCover compensation claims
  • patients who are being treated for the same condition at another SA public hospital
  • second opinions for conditions already seen by the same specialty

Paediatric patients aged under 18 years of age should be referred to respective paediatric clinics at Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) or local major hospital (refer to relevant paediatric CPCs)

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.

Please email the completed form to


The Hepatology CPC is due for review in June 2025.

Evidence statement