In response to long running concerns raised by APHA about the diversity and duplication of legislative and regulatory requirements for private hospitals, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to undertake a review of the legislative and regulatory frameworks and policies regarding private hospital registration throughout Australia. PwC will:
- Compare and contrast the legislative and regulatory frameworks and policies regarding private hospital legislation throughout Australia, and
- Provide recommendations regarding opportunities to harmonise arrangements to minimise the administrative burdens on jurisdictions and private hospitals in light of the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
Recommendations will be considered by a working group of jurisdictions.