AHPRA

AHPRA

AHPRA

AHPRA

stands for The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. AHPRA is responsible for the registration and accreditation of ten health professions in Australia These include:
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
*  Chiropractic Board of Australia
*  Dental Board of Australia
*  Medical Board of Australia
*  Optometry Board of Australia
*  Osteopathy Board of Australia
*  Pharmacy Board of Australia
*  Physiotherapy Board of Australia
*  Podiatry Board of Australia
*  Psychology Board of Australia

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 was enacted on 1/7/2010 and governs AHPRA’s activities.

The key functions of AHPRA are:

*  supports each of the National Boards
* manages the registration processes for health practitioners and students around Australia
* has offices in each State and Territory where the public can make notifications about a registered health practitioner or student
* on behalf of the Boards, manages investigations into the professional conduct, performance or health of registered health practitioners, except in NSW where this is done by the Health Care Complaints Commission
* on behalf of the National Boards, publishes national registers of practitioners so important information about the registration of individual health practitioners is available to the public
* works with the Health Complaints Commissions in each State and Territory to make sure the appropriate organisation investigates community concerns about individual, registered health practitioners
* supports the Boards in the development of registration standards, and codes and guidelines
* provides advice to Ministerial Council about the administration of the national registration and accreditation scheme