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 14 professions. The applicable legislation in each State and Territory is:

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: