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The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is the administrative body that supports the health professional councils in NSW. We were set up in July 2010...

Councils manage complaints about the clinical care and treatment, professional behaviour or health of a registered health practitioner in NSW.

We support the health professional councils in NSW. We provide shared executive and corporate services to support the councils’ regulatory activities.

Complaints are concerns about the care, treatment or behaviour of a registered health practitioner. You can make a complaint about a registered health practitioner or registered student in NSW.

Our website can provide you with more information about the assessment and management of a complaint. You can also contact us.

The role of the Health Professional Councils Authority Co-regulating with the HCCC, the national Boards for each profession and AHPRA
The councils we support

We currently assist 15 health professional councils in NSW. The councils are part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. In partnership with the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission, councils manage complaints about health practitioners in NSW and students registered to undertake health practitioner training in NSW.

HPCA Latest News and Updates
Plus research grants, calls for members and more
The 2017/18 reports are now available. The annual reports of the 15 NSW Health Professional Councils (Councils) are available as a combined report...
Expressions of interest are invited for membership of health professional councils.
The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales has released a fact sheet about raw materials used in compounding. This comes in response to a number of...
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The following NSW doctors and medical researchers were recognised in the Australia Day Honours List: Companion (AC) in the General Division Professor...
The Health Professional Councils regularly publish electronic newsletters to communicate updates, relevant infromation and activities to health...
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Doctors who treat a patient for a chlamydia infection must record the contact details of their patient’s partner. To minimise the risk that patients...
When complaints and notifications about a psychologist are made to the Psychology Council of New South Wales – either by the Australian Health...
The Chiropractic Council of New South Wales has announced an increase in the complaints component of the registration fee for NSW chiropractors for...
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The Councils are completing a project to apply plain English principles to our most common letters and emails to practitoners and complainants. This...
Provides a summary for health consumers, employers about medical certificates based on Medical Council of NSW Medical Certificate Guidelines (2012)
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.