News

30 Nov 2010
Annual Report 2009-10 tabled in Parliament
The Commission’s Annual Report 200-10 was tabled in Parliament today. For the fifth consecutive year, the number of inquiries and written complaints that were received by the Commission increased.
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11 Nov 2010
Final report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee relating to the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act
In June 2010, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission released its final report relating to the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act.
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20 Jul 2010
New simplified fact sheet released
The Commission has released a new factsheet for people with low literacy levels and people with intellectual disability.
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15 Jul 2010
Audiovisual information translated into AUSLAN
The Commission has released information about ‘What happens with health care complaints’ translated into the Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN). The information resource is available on its website and helps people with hearing impairments to get information about how to access the Commission services and how the Commission deals with complaints. The information is aimed at both health consumers and health providers.
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1 Jul 2010
National Registration Scheme for health practitioner starts
The National Registration Scheme for health practitioners started on 1 July 2010. The scheme will mean that practitioners of ten professions will be registered nationally.
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25 Jun 2010
Introduction of the National Registration Scheme
Introduction of the National Registration Scheme - information released
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18 Jun 2010
Commission website not available on Saturday, 19 June 2010
Due to a power shutdown, this website will not be availabe on Saturday, 19 June 2010.
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9 Jun 2010
Parliament passes legislation to complement National Registration Scheme in NSW
Today, the NSW Parliament passed the Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010. This Act amends a variety of health related legislation in NSW to complement the National Registration Scheme.
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4 Jun 2010
Report on the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act tabled in Parliament
The Joint Parliamentary Committee finalised its inquiry into the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act. The final report was tabled in Parliament on 3 June 2010.
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21 May 2010
Joint Parliamentary Committee review of Commission’s Annual Report 2008-09
The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission has published its report about the Commission’s Annual Report 2008-09. The Committee’s report summarises its review of the annual report, and also includes the Commission’s responses to questions on notice and the transcript of a public hearing that was held at Parliament House on 19 April 2010.
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