Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

Consultation on the second stage of potential reforms to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law is now open

Following the Independent Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) in 2014, health ministers began a staged implementation of its response to the review’s recommendations.

This consultation paper seeks views on several potential reforms to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law), and responses will inform health ministers' consideration of the second stage of potential reforms.

Health Ministers welcome your views on the proposals included in the consultation paper: Regulation of Australia's health professions: keeping the National Law up to date and fit for purpose.

The paper is available via the COAG Health Council website

Several documents are provided to help you prepare your response including:

  • a summary of proposed reforms
  • an optional response template to make it easier to make a submission.

Responding to the consultation paper - making a submission

All submissions are due by midnight Wednesday 31 October 2018.

More information on making a submission, and privacy and confidentiality is available on the COAG Health Council website.

Queries and additional information

The NRAS Review Implementation Project Secretariat can assist with questions about the consultation process via NRAS.Consultation@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Forums

A key aspect of the consultation process is direct engagement with stakeholders through a series of national forums, and we invite you to participate in the Tasmanian forum to be held:

Date 19 September 2018
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location John Webb Room, Hadley's Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart


Please confirm your attendance to paul.geeves@health.tas.gov.au or call 6166 3770 by COB 12 September 2018.

We recognise that your time is valuable, so to ensure the most effective use of time, the forum will be conducted with the assumption that participants are familiar with the issues in the paper and that written submissions are underway.

Therefore, the session is not intended to be a detailed briefing on every proposal. Instead, it is an opportunity for you to engage in discussion with other stakeholders on issues of shared interest, learn more about the views of other stakeholders and the issues and options in the paper.

While feedback from the forums will form part of ministers’ consideration of proposals for reform, participation in the forum will inform rather than be a substitute for written submissions.

Written submissions are due by Wednesday 31 October, 2018.

The NRAS Review Implementation Project Secretariat can help with questions about the consultation process via NRAS.Consultation@dhhs.vic.gov.au