Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Who can make a notification?

Anyone, or any organisation, can make a notification to AHPRA, which receives it on behalf of a National Board. The person who has raised the concerns is called ‘the notifier’.

Typically, notifications are made by patients or their families, other health practitioners, employers or representatives of statutory bodies.

Most notifications are made voluntarily by individuals with concerns about a registered health practitioner’s health, conduct or performance.

The National Law provides protection from civil, criminal and administrative liability for people who make a notification in good faith.

Registered health practitioners, employers and education providers have mandatory reporting obligations imposed by the National Law.

If you want to talk to someone about compensation or billing issues you need to go to a health complaints entity. More information about what health complaints entities can do is published in this section.

More information about what we can and can't do is published in this section.

Page reviewed 30/08/2016