Any individual or organisation can make a voluntary notification about a registered health practitioner or student's health, conduct or performance.
The grounds for a voluntary notification or concern are set out in section 144 of the National Law.
Most notifications made to AHPRA are voluntary. They are most often made by:
A voluntary notification is different to a mandatory notification. Under the National Law, some individuals (such as employers or other registered health practitioners) have a legal obligation to make a notification about a registered health practitioner in certain circumstances. This is called mandatory reporting and is often referred to as a mandatory notification.