National regulation and accreditation of Australian health practitioners

Cathie Nesvadba, Kim Forrester

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In 2010, nurses and midwives, together with a number of other identified health professionals, will come under the Australian National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professionals. The scheme is focused on the improvement of safety and quality of health care services through the independent accreditation of educational programs and the establishment and maintenance of a national public register. In this column the framework and legislative provisions supporting the scheme are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Article number1320-159X
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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Nesvadba, C., & Forrester, K. (2009). National regulation and accreditation of Australian health practitioners. Journal of Law and Medicine, 17(2), 190-195. [1320-159X].