Administration of registration and notifications by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and related entities under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

April 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-390-6

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Regulation of health practitioners
  Previous inquiries and reviews
  Legislative changes
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of this report

Chapter 2—Registration

  Registration processes
  Supervised practice
  Overseas-qualified health practitioners
  Specialist registration
  Unregulated professions
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Notifications

  Handling notifications
  Where to complain
  Assessing and prioritising notifications
  Clinical input
  Transparency and communication
  Procedural fairness
  Systemic issues
  Committee view

Chapter 4—The impact of notifications

  Impact on practitioners
  Vexatious complaints
  Anonymous notifications
  Mandatory reporting
  Support and prevention
  Notifiers experience
  Committee view

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

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