Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Consultations


What are consultations?

Ahpra and the National Boards carry out wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the professions.

From time to time, they release consultation papers, asking stakeholders to provide input that will help shape registration standards, codes and guidelines, and policies.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.

For information about our consultation process,  visit the Procedures page

Public consultation - Regulation of medical practitioners who provide cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

Public consultation - Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training

Public consultation on draft Data strategy

Released: 10 November 2022

Closes: 31 January 2023

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has launched a public consultation on our draft Data strategy and future directions for three focus areas:

  • the public register of health practitioners
  • data sharing, and
  • advanced analytics.

Ahpra invites practitioners, members of the community, employers and other stakeholders to give feedback on the draft Data strategy and the future uses of the data we collect and hold.

Ahpra has published a consultation paper that includes the draft Data strategy and further information about the three focus areas, including case studies. A link to the consultation paper is available below.

Resources for practitioners, the public and health sector employers have also been developed to highlight how some of the concepts discussed in the draft Data strategy may be relevant to these groups.

Making a submission

We encourage you to use the online form to make your submission.

If you are unable to use the online form, you can make a written submission using Word (or an equivalent). Please email your submission to with the subject line ‘Consultation submission – Data strategy’.

The questions in the online form and the consultation paper are the same.

How we protect data

Our Privacy Policy explains how we lawfully collect, use, hold and disclose personal and health information to carry out our work under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

Ahpra is a national organisation and we act consistently with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles found in that Act.

Listed below are links to the 'Current consultations' sections of each profession:

Page reviewed 30/11/2022