New accreditation agreement signed: Contemporary framework for public protection

03 Jul 2019

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have announced this month (June 2019) the signing of a new five-year accreditation agreement with the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd (OTC) starting 1 July 2019.

The accreditation agreement provides a contemporary framework for the delivery of accreditation functions by the OTC. It is designed to address key accreditation issues including cultural safety, safety and quality, reducing regulatory burden, multi-profession collaboration to meet evolving health care needs, and strengthen accountability and transparency. The new accreditation agreement will provide the public with greater transparency and accountability and will contribute to work across the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme to improve public protection.

The agreement also includes principles for funding and fee setting and new key performance indicators to track progress on priority issues.

This accreditation agreement is one of ten new accreditation agreements being established between AHPRA and each of the external accreditation authorities. For further information read the media release on AHPRA’s website.

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