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Unless otherwise noted, all copyright material available on or through this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) licence.


You are free to use copyright material available on or through this website in line with the licence terms. You must keep the copyright notice on the copyright material and attribute the State of Queensland as the source of the copyright material.

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With the exception of any material protected by a trade mark, third party copyright material and where otherwise noted, all material presented on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 3.0 Australia licence.

Some images, video and multi media available on or through this website may not be licensed under the CC BY licence but under another specified licence. In these cases the other licence governs use of the material.

If no licence has been applied to material, available on or through this website, which you wish to use or re-use please contact us to discuss.

Only copyright material is covered by CC BY licences. The use of other Queensland Government material, including the Queensland Government logo and trade mark protected material is not governed by the CC BY licences.

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A user of this website who uses the links provided to another Queensland Government agency’s website and material available on or through there, acknowledges and agrees that the terms of use, including licence terms, set out on the other agency’s website apply to the use which may be made of those materials.

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The materials available on or through this website are distributed by the State of Queensland through Queensland Health as an information source only. The information is provided solely on the basis that users of this website will be responsible for making their own assessment of the material presented and are advised to verify the quality, accuracy, context, currency, completeness and suitability of material relied upon.

The information contained within this website does not constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for a health professional’s advice.

Clinical material available on or through this website does not replace clinical judgement.

In some cases material may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material does not necessarily reflect the considered views of Queensland Health, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Queensland Health does not warrant that it will provide uninterrupted access at all times to this website or any sites linked to this website.

Despite all best efforts, Queensland Health makes no warranties that the material available on or through this website is free of infection by computer viruses or other contamination.

This website contains links to other websites which are external to Queensland Health.

These links are provided for the interest or convenience of users, and provision of these links does not constitute endorsement or support by the State of Queensland for the information, products, services or persons associated with the related sites. The material found by using these links is not created, controlled or approved by Queensland Health and no responsibility is taken by Queensland Health for the consequences of viewing or using such material.

Queensland Health disclaims, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs incurred for any reason associated with the use of this website, including that the materials available on or through this website are in any way inaccurate, out of context, incomplete or unavailable.