24 Nov 2015
The National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreements (HPAs) for 2015/16.
The HPAs set out the partnership between each of the National Boards and AHPRA, and the services AHPRA will provide in supporting the Boards to carry out their functions.
The National Boards and AHPRA work together to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, (National Scheme), which is the scheme regulating registered health practitioners in Australia, in the public interest.
AHPRA CEO, Martin Fletcher, said that the National Boards and AHPRA are committed to working together to ensure not only transparency and accountability in financial reporting, but also in the role both play in protecting the public through the regulation of the professions under the National Law1.
‘The guiding principles of the National Law require the National Scheme to operate in a ‘transparent, accountable, efficient, effective and fair way’. So it’s important that the professions and the community know how AHPRA and the Boards work in partnership to regulate the professions in the public interest and facilitate access to safer healthcare,’ Mr Fletcher said.
‘By publishing the HPAs, it demonstrates our and the Boards’ commitment to transparency and accountability in implementing the National Scheme,’ he said.
The 2015/16 health profession agreements are available on the Health Profession Agreements page.
1Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.