The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) welcomes the release of a consultation paper by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) on keeping the national legislation on the registration and accreditation of health practitioners across Australia up to date.

The consultation paper, ‘Regulation of Australia’s health professions: keeping the National Law up to date and fit for purpose’, outlines important potential changes to the National Law.

AHPRA CEO, Martin Fletcher, said the paper contains a series of proposals that will change the way that Australia’s 700,000 plus registered health practitioners and over 150,000 registered students are regulated by their National Board if implemented.

‘The National Law is the cornerstone of how we regulate registered health practitioners in Australia and we welcome the opportunity for the public and practitioners to have their say’, said Mr Fletcher.

For more information and to review the consultation paper, please click here.