Consultation on a Naming Policy under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Consultation on a Naming Policy under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Changes made to the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act 2003 require Council to develop a policy that outlines what its decision-making process will be around publicly releasing the names of practitioners; when it will do so; and what it will take into account when making that decision.

Greater transparency as a means to improve public confidence in health regulation has been a big driver behind many of the changes to the Act, including a naming policy requirement. More detail on the requirement for a naming policy is included in the attached consultation document.

Council has agreed on a policy position and approved a draft Naming Policy for stakeholder consultation.

The consultation document and a discussion paper on the topic are also available to view.

Submissions are publicly available

Submissions

The submission period closed on 6 December 2019. 

Next steps

Council will review and consider all feedback from this consultation with a view to finalising the Naming Policy by early 2020. The Act requires such policy to be issued by 12 April 2020 and made available for viewing on the Council website.