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FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Parry, at the request of Senator Cormann, amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matters be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2011:

The administration of health practitioner registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and related matters, including but not limited to:

 (a) capacity and ability of AHPRA to implement and administer the national registration of health practitioners;

 (b) performance of AHPRA in administering the registration of health practitioners;


 (c) impact of AHPRA processes and administration on health practitioners, patients, hospitals and service providers;

 (d) implications of any maladministration of the registration process for Medicare benefits and private health insurance claims;

 (e) legal liability and risk for health practitioners, hospitals and service providers resulting from any implications of the revised registration process;

 (f) liability for financial and economic loss incurred by health practitioners, patients and service providers resulting from any implications of the revised registration process;

 (g) response times to individual registration enquiries;

 (h) AHPRA's complaints handling processes;

 (i) budget and financial viability of AHPRA; and

 (j) any other related matters.

Question put and passed.