RACGP response to revised regulatory principles for the National Scheme

Last updated 19 May 2021


19 May 2021

The regulatory principles are based on the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, and underpin the work of the National Boards and Ahpra in regulating Australia’s health practitioners.

The RACGP expressed concern and disappointment around the language used in the principles, and in the COAG Health Council’s overarching policy directives. Of particular concern was the statement that “the need for effective deterrence must outweigh consideration of the potential impacts upon the practitioner from any regulatory action”.