Although we are a National Scheme, there are differences in the way concerns about practitioners are managed in New South Wales (NSW) and in Queensland (Qld).
In NSW, concerns about a practitioners’ health, performance or conduct are managed by the NSW regulators, the Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) and NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).
In Qld, the Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) manage concerns about practitioners. The OHO receives all notifications and concerns about practitioners, retains the most serious matters and may refer other matters to Ahpra and a National Board.
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Contacts for State/Territory drugs and poisons units
The accreditation authorities of the health professions that are part of the National Scheme are represented in the Health Professions Accreditation Councils’ Forum.