AHPA welcomes the independent scope of practice review and the opportunity to provide input on behalf of Australia’s allied health professions.
This response submission has been developed in collaboration with AHPA’s 27 allied health association members and on behalf of Australia’s 200,000 allied health practitioners. We look forward to supporting the four phases of the review process, in particular the development of a fit for purpose implementation plan that will support improved access to care for consumers through an expanded role for allied health practitioners.
We note that the AHPA submission focuses on structural issues and that this response should be read in conjunction with the more detailed, profession-specific responses of our member organisations.
The full submission is available below.