01 Aug 2014
The Medical Board of Australia has announced the registration fees for medical practitioners for 2014/15.
The Board has set the registration fee at $715, limiting the increase to the national consumer price index (CPI). The fee covers the registration period for most practitioners of 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.
Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, said that limiting the fee increase to CPI reflected the Board’s commitment to prudent financial management.
‘The Medical Board has set the fee at a level that enables it to meet its regulatory responsibilities under the National Scheme,’ Dr Flynn said.
‘The fee will enable the Board to honour its commitment to establishing a national doctors’ health program, respond to an increasing number of notifications about medical practitioners and continue its work in setting professional standards and supporting patient safety,’ Dr Flynn said.
A fees schedule will be published on the National Board’s website. Practitioners with a primary place of practice in NSW will pay $6301.
More detailed information about the National Board’s financial operations will be outlined in the Health Profession Agreement between the Medical Board and AHPRA, which will be published on the Board’s website. This agreement sets out the services AHPRA will provide to support the Medical Board to regulate medicine.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is funded by practitioners’ registration fees and there is no cross subsidisation between professions.
The registration renewal campaign for medical practitioners due to renew by the 30th of September 2014 will start in early August.
Practitioners should look for the AHPRA reminders to renew registration as confirmation that online renewal is open.
The Board urges practitioners to check their contact details with AHPRA, including their email address, are up to date to make sure they receive registration renewal reminders and other important information about medical regulation.
If there has been no change to your contact details you do not need to do anything. If you need to update your contact details with AHPRA, visit the Online Services login page on the AHPRA website. Use your user ID supplied by AHPRA and secure password, and follow the prompts.
If you do not have your user ID, complete a web enquiry form and select ‘Online Services - Practitioner' as the category type.
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1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.