AMA Submission on the Second COAG Consultation Paper: Proposal for a National Registration Scheme for Health Professionals and a National Accreditation Scheme for Health Education and Training

27 Feb 2007

In order to achieve workforce mobility, reduction of red tape and improved safety and quality the AMA proposes a structure for national recognition of registration of health professions which includes: a Health Registration Authority to advise on processes for recording registration and for maintenance of publicly accessible registers; a Medical National Professional Panel to advise Health Ministers and maintain registration standards; and a Medical State Committee to determine eligibility and category of registration. The AMA believes that the currently proposed COAG model will undermine rather than enhance the high quality standard off healthcare services available in Australia.