Who does what – physiotherapist regulation

05 Feb 2018

Being a registered physiotherapist means you have regulatory obligations you need to meet, all of which have the end goal of keeping patients safe.

Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. Therefore it is important that the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board) work with other regulators and stakeholders.

Physiotherapy regulators and stakeholders diagram

The National Law provides a regulatory framework for the accreditation and registration of 15 National Boards, of which physiotherapy is one. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards work in a complex regulatory environment and the regulation of these practitioners is a shared responsibility.

To help physiotherapists and students understand who does what the Board has published a diagram of the different physiotherapy regulators and stakeholders in Australia.

This diagram illustrates the Board’s role in the regulation of physiotherapists and students under the National Scheme . It also shows a number of other regulators and stakeholders and how they relate to practitioners. A short summary of the functions and/or responsibilities of the different entities is also provided to clarify the functions of the Board and the functions of other regulators.

Click to download the full diagram of physiotherapy regulators and stakeholders, and functions and responsibilities of entities and organisations.

 

This diagram illustrates the Board’s role in the regulation of physiotherapists and students under the National Scheme . It also shows a number of other regulators and stakeholders and how they relate to practitioners. A short summary of the functions and/or responsibilities of the different entities is also provided to clarify the functions of the Board and the functions of other regulators.

 
 
Page reviewed 5/02/2018