11 Sep 2014
An independent three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is now underway.
A consultation paper, available on the AHMAC website, is considering the National Scheme as a whole, including the work of the National Boards, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), accrediting entities and the role of government.
The National Scheme is a significant national reform. The Boards and AHPRA are committed to working together to build on the gains already made since implementation of the National Scheme so the community can have confidence in the regulation of Australia’s health workforce.
Our work to implement the scheme has included:
The Boards and AHPRA will actively participate in the consultation and review process, while continuing our work to improve and strengthen the performance of the National Scheme.
In his opening reflections to the consultation paper, independent reviewer Kim Snowball identifies three main areas in which he is particularly seeking feedback about the National Scheme:
The consultation period is open until 10 October.