Legislation & policy

Legislation

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in participating states and territories, establishes a national registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners in 16 professions. The applicable legislation is:

National

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009

Queensland

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland)

New South Wales

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a

Victoria

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009

Australian Capital Territory

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (ACT) Act 2010

Northern Territory

Health Practitioner Regulation (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2010

Tasmania

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Tasmania) Act 2010

South Australia

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010

Western Australia

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010

 

The National Law confers specified jurisdiction on the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner that is derived from:

These Commonwealth Acts are modified by the National Law Regulation to make them suitable for the national registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners:

Policy

We are committed to providing an independent and accessible complaint-handling mechanism to ensure that the national registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners is accountable and responsive.

We aim for excellence in providing a professional service to the public and we follow a range of policies to ensure that we maintain high professional standards.

The key policies that drive our work are: