Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - National Law Amendment Bill introduced into Queensland Parliament
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National Law Amendment Bill introduced into Queensland Parliament

11 May 2022

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (the Amendment Bill) was introduced into Queensland parliament today.

Queensland is the host jurisdiction for the National Law. This means any proposed changes agreed by Australian Health Ministers need to be introduced into Queensland Parliament for debate and passage. Western Australia will also introduce a corresponding Amendment Bill into their Parliament.

The Amendment Bill includes more than 30 reforms, including:

  • that protection of the public and public confidence in the safety of services provided by registered health practitioners and students is the paramount guiding principle for the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
  • a new objective and guiding principle to support a culturally safe health workforce that is responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as well as
  • reforms that will strengthen governance and public protection.

The Amendment Bill has been referred to the Queensland Parliament’s Health and Environment Committee for scrutiny.

More information is available on Queensland Legislation website.

Page reviewed 11/05/2022