SA Annual Report Summary 2015/16

Local decisions: National Scheme

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the National Boards, reporting on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

At a glance: regulating health practitioners in South Australia in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating almost 130,000 registered health practitioners in South Australia for the financial year to 30 June 2016.

A more detailed national profile is published in the AHPRA and the National Boards’ 2015/16 annual report.

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SA practitioners accounted for 8.1% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

4,741 new applications for registration were received in SA, an increase of 0.8% year on year

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4,643 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in SA. Of 346 disclosable court outcomes, none required regulatory action

808 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in SA



51 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 21.4% from the previous year

452 SA practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration during the year

The majority of these were medical practitioners (163) or nurses (178)

53,119 health practitioners were registered in SA in 2015/16, compared with 52,192 the previous year

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Women comprised 77% of the registered SA health workforce

12.7% of all midwives were based in SA

1.8% of all osteopaths were based in SA

8% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received nationally during the year were about practitioners in SA

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There was a 23.4% increase in notifications in SA, from 655 in 2014/15