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11 April 2016

CHC Communique - 8 April 2016

The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Perth today at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.

 

31 March 2016

Communiqué - National Board member appointments

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) is very pleased to announce the following National Board appointments: Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA), Podiatry Board of Australia (PodBA) and Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).

3 March 2016

Communique - appointments to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Agency Management Committee

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) is very pleased to announce appointments of members to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation (AHPRA) Agency Management Committee.

3 March 2016

Communiqué - National Board appointments

Health Ministers announce National Board members and Board Chair appointments

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) is very pleased to announce the following National Board appointments: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA), Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA), Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA).

9 November 2015

CHC Communique - 6 November 2015

The Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers met in Adelaide on Friday 6 November 2015 at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.

7 September 2015

CHC Communique - 7 August 2015

The Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers met in Darwin on Friday 7 August at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. 

17 August 2015

Reissued Communique - Final Report of the Independent Review on the National Accreditation Scheme for health professionals

6 July 2015

Communique - National Board Appointments

16 June 2015

Communique - Professional Indemnity Insurance for Privately Practicing Midwives providing home birthing services

22 April 2015

Communique - National Code of Conduct for health care workers

20 April 2015

Final Report - A National Code of Conduct for health care workers

19 April 2015

17 April 2015 - COAG Health Council Communique

The Australian and state and territory health ministers met in Sydney today to discuss a range of national health issues.

13 January 2015

AHWMC Communique - ATSIHPBA Appointments

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is very pleased to announce new appointments and reappointments to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia, regulating this health profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

3 December 2014

AHMAC Communique - Appointment of the NHPOPC

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is pleased to announce the Appointment of Ms Samantha Gavel as the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner (NHPOPC).

10 October 2014

10 October 2014 - COAG Health Council Communique

The Australian and state and territory health ministers met in Melbourne today to discuss a range of national health issues including Ebola and cannabis.

 

8 August 2014

AHMAC Communique - Appointments to the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Osteopathy Board of Australia

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is pleased to announce appointments to the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Osteopathy Board of Australia.

19 June 2014

AHMAC Communique - Board appointments Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is very pleased to announce new appointments and reappointments of national board Chairs and board members to Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia regulating health professions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

6 May 2014

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Medical Radiation Board of Australia and Pharmacy Board of Australia

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council annouces appointments to National Boards of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

28 April 2014

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to AHPRA

Health Ministers announce appointments to the Management Committee of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

11 April 2014

11 April 2014 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers met in Brisbane today for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health. A range of issues were discussed including Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza, 20th International AIDS Conference, Privately Practicing Midwives, Organ Donation targets, Integrated care, Multi-jurisdiction clinical trials, Medical Intern Training, Childhood Immunisation and Family Assistance Payments, Hospital Capacity Recording in Contemporary Healthcare, A National Framework for Communicable Disease Control, eHealth Implementation, National Blood Supply, Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for Health Practitioners and National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner.

14 November 2013

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to Osteopathy Board of Australia, Chiropractic Board of Australia and Psychology Board of Australia

Health Ministers announce Practitioner Member Appointments to the Osteopathy Board of Australia, Chiropractic Board of Australia and the Psychology Board of Australia.

1 August 2013

1 August 2013 - SCoH Communique

At its recent Standing Counil on Health face to face meeting, Ministers considered the Decision Regulatory Impact Assessment regarding options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners.

11 July 2013

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health Practice Board of Australia, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and Osteopathy Board of Australia

14 June 2013

14 June 2013 - SCoH Communique

The Commonwealth and all State and Territory Health Ministers met in Sydney today for a meeting on the Standing Council on Health to discuss a range of national health issues.

9 November 2012

9 November 2012 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers met in Perth today for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health.

10 August 2012

10 August 2012 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers met in Sydney today for ameeting of the Standing Council on Health.  A range of issues were discussed including Dementia as the Ninth National Health Priority Area, Aged Care Reform and Professional indemnity Insurance for Privately Practicing Midwives.

30 July 2012

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to ten National Boards

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is very pleased to announce appointments and reappointments of Chairs, practitioner and community members to fill vacancies arsing across ten National Boards for hte National Registration and Accreditation Shceme.  The vacancies airse primarily as a result of the expiry of 1-5 terms of the inaugural appointments to these national boards.

1 June 2012

AHWMC Communique announcing appointments to Chiropractic Board of Australia and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is pleased to announce the appointment of new community members to fill vacancies on the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

27 April 2012

Health Workforce 2025 Communique

Health Ministers today considered the Health Workforce 2025 Report which models expected workforce demand and supply for doctors, nurses and midwives to 2025.

27 April 2012

27 April 2012 - SCoH Communique

The Australian Health Ministers and New Zealand Health Minister met in Canberra today to discuss a range of national health issues including workforce, eHealth, Indigenous health and aged care.

13 January 2012

AHWMC Communique announcing the approval of the National Health Practitioner Registration Standards

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council announced that it has approved national health practitioner registration standards recommended by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia, the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

5 August 2011

5 August 2011 - AHWMC Communique

Health Workforce Ministers meeting today in Darwin discussed national health workforce issues and were updated on recent progress onthe national Registration Scheme by AHPRA which has been in operation since July 2010.

5 August 2011

5 August 2011 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers completed a two day meeting of the Australian Helth Ministers Conference in Darwin.  A range of issues were discussed including National Health Reform Signing, MyHospitals – New Performance data, Prevention Agency Strategic and Operational Plans, Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals, Patient-Centred Care, Rationalisation of Health Data Reporting and Professional Indemnity Insurance Exemption for Independent Privately Practising Midwives.

7 June 2011

7 June 2011 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers met in Melbourne today and reached in principle agreement on legislation to establish the National Health Performance Authority as the next stage of health reform.

17 February 2011

17 February 2011 - AHWMC Communique

Today Health Ministers received a report from AHPRA that provided an update on its operation from the introduction of the new National Registration and Accreditation scheme 1 July 2010.  Health Ministers discussed a range of issues particularly around access and registration processes, during the transition to the new scheme.

17 February 2011

17 February 2011 - SCoH Communique

Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Ministers as the Australian Health Ministers Conference in Hobart today took the opportunity to discuss the historic health reform agreement reached by COAG last week.

12 November 2010

12 November 2010 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers met in Adelaide today for the Australian Health Ministers Conference.  Ministers discussed a range of matters including the MyHospital Website, quality and safety in health care, health reform, the Australian National Maternity Services Plan and English Language Skills Registration Standard for Nursing and Midwifery.

16 September 2010

SCoH Communique - revised National Mental Health Standards

The Australian Health Ministers' Council today endorsed the revised national Mental Health Standards to quite quality care provision across Australia's mental health services.

22 April 2010

22 April 2010 - AHWMC Communique

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council announced that it has made the decisions in relation to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health practitioners.

22 April 2010

22 April 2010 - SCoH Communique

Australian Health Ministers from the Commonwealth and all States and Territories met in Perth today and disussed a range of health issues including the groundbreaking national health reforms negotiated at COAG this week.

1 April 2010

1 April 2010 - AHWMC Communique

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is pleased to announce that it has approved national health practitioner registration standards recommended by the ten National boards, established under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

12 February 2010

12 February 2010 - SCoH Communique

Today at the Australian Health Ministers' Conference all Ministers committed to jointly plain through Health Workforce Australia for the quality clinical undergraduate training for all of our future health professionals.