23 Sep 2013
AHPRA and the National Boards will publish health profession agreements over the coming weeks.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is publishing the health profession agreements that outline the services it will provide to National Boards in 2013/14.
Under the National Law, the National Boards and AHPRA work in partnership to implement the national regulatory scheme, each with specific roles, powers and responsibilities set down in the National Law1.
The Medical Board is the first of the 14 Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) to publish its health practitioner agreement with AHPRA.
Other Board agreements will be published over the coming weeks.
AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher said the National Boards and AHPRA were committed to increasing transparency and accountability in financial reporting.
‘As AHPRA’s reporting capability strengthens, we are publishing more detailed information about each National Board’s financial operations and AHPRA’s performance. This complements the audited data and performance reporting included in each year’s annual report,’ Mr Fletcher said.
‘Publishing the agreement demonstrates our and the Boards’ commitment to transparency and accountability in implementing the National Scheme,’ he said.
The guiding principles of the National Law require the National Scheme to operate in a ‘transparent, accountable, efficient, effective and fair way’; and for registration fees to be reasonable ‘having regard to the efficient and effective operation of the scheme’.
The 2013/14 Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA Health Profession Agreement is available on the Board’s website.
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1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).