The Commission has been funded by the Australian, State and Territory Governments to develop a national strategic framework and associated work program that will guide its efforts in improving safety and quality across the health care system in Australia.
Established by the Australian Health Ministers' Conference, the council is an independent national standards body for medical education and training.
The Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority was established to create a nationally consistent and coordinated approach to organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Health Workforce Australia (HWA) was established to meet the future challenges of providing a health workforce that responds to the needs of the Australian Community. HWA will develop policy and deliver programs across four main areas—workforce planning, policy and research; clinical education; innovation and reform of the health workforce; and the recruitment and retention of international health professionals.
The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) advises the Minister on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures. It assists Government decisions about new medical services to attract funding under Medicare.
National Blood Authority is an Australian Government agency established to improve and enhance the management of the Australian blood banking and plasma product sector at a national level.
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has been established to accelerate the adoption of e-health by supporting the process of reform in the Australian health sector. To enable this to occur NEHTA will develop the specifications, standards and infrastructure necessary for an interconnected health sector. The development of the foundations for widespread adoption of e-health is NEHTA's core mission.
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is an Australian Government regulatory agency located within the Health and Aged Care portfolio. The OGTR was established by the Gene Technology Act 2000 to be responsible for a national scheme to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Organ and Tissue Authority was established to create a nationally consistent and coordinated approach to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Its role is to work with states and territories, clinicians, consumers and the community sector to build a world leading organ and tissue donation and transplantation system for Australia.