AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law means that for the first time in Australia, 16 health professions are regulated by nationally consistent legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
AHPRA supports the 15 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the health professions. The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. Each Board has entered into a health profession agreement with AHPRA which sets out the fees payable by health practitioners, the annual budget of the Board and the services provided by AHPRA.
The Agency Management Committee oversees the work of AHPRA. The Chair is Mr Michael Gorton AM.
The CEO of AHPRA is Martin Fletcher who is supported by senior managers across Australia. Our staff are based in eight state and territory AHPRA offices, as well as our national office in Melbourne.
See What We Do for information about the work of AHPRA.
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