Apply to serve on Council panels - due 14 Feb 2020

Call for Expression of Interest: Health Professional Councils Authority Shared Lay Members Panel

Closing date: Friday 14 February 2020


About the role:

Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for appointment by the Minister for Health to the Health Professional Councils Authority Shared Lay Members Panel. 

Lay members can be appointed by a health professional council to sit as a member of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal and other regulatory hearings, committees and panels that regulate health professionals in NSW.   

Applicants will be selected on merit and provide an appropriate range of knowledge, skills and diversity. An information package comprising the selection criteria, required member attributes and the Council Appointment – Expression of Interest form is available below.


About the Councils:

There are 15 Councils which are independent statutory bodies established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW): 

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice 
  2. Chinese Medicine
  3. Chiropractic
  4. Dental
  5. Medical
  6. Medical Radiation Practice
  7. Nursing and Midwifery
  8. Occupational Therapy
  9. Optometry 
  10. Osteopathy
  11. Paramedicine
  12. Pharmacy
  13. Physiotherapy
  14. Podiatry
  15. Psychology

The primary responsibility of the Councils is to protect the public by managing complaints about the health, performance and conduct of registered health professionals practising in NSW. 


How to apply:

Expressions of interest should include the following information and be submitted by email to:  
•    A brief expression of interest addressing the selection criteria from the Information Package
•    An up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining experience and qualifications (maximum 5 pages)
•    A completed Expression of Interest form
•    The names and contact details of two referees


For further information: 

Contact the Senior Policy and Project Advisor, Corporate Governance 
Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) 
02 9219 0273