29 Apr 2014
The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) has now published the terms of reference for the three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme).
Former director of WA Health Kim Snowball has been appointed to independently lead the review. Kim has held a variety of senior leadership roles in both the public and private health sectors, and was previously director general of WA health. Kim has also served as chair of AHMAC.
The three-year review will examine:
- the extent to which we are meeting the objectives and guiding principles of the National Scheme
- the operational performance of the National Scheme
- the National Law, including mandatory reporting, the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Council and new professions entering the scheme
- governance effectiveness, including within the National Scheme and with our key stakeholders, and
- the sustainability of the National Scheme, with a specific focus on new professions in the Scheme and funding for smaller professions.
AHPRA will be actively participating in the review process and making submissions in the months ahead.
The full terms of reference are available for download here.