Portfolio Agencies and Statutory Office Holders
Links to the agencies and statutory offices in the Health and Ageing portfolio.
The Department of Health and Ageing pursues the achievement of the portfolio outcomes in association with a number of other agencies and other statutory office holders in the portfolio.
The portfolio incorporates 18 portfolio agencies and three statutory office holders.
The agencies are:
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd (ACSAA)
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Australian National Preventive Health Agency
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority (AOTDTA)
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
General Practice Education and Training Limited (GPET)
Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
National Blood Authority (NBA)
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC)
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO)
Professional Services Review (PSR)
Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
National Health Performance Authority
Three statutory office holders in the Health and Ageing Portfolio exercise independent statutory functions with administrative support from the department. The statutory office holders are:
Aged Care Commissioner
Gene Technology Regulator
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
In July 2011 the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) merged with Cancer Australia.
All portfolio agencies are directly financially accountable to Ministers, Parliament and/or the Australian Securities and Investment Commission under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act), the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) or the Corporations Act 2001. Eight portfolio agencies and the three statutory office holders are subject to the FMA Act. The remaining seven portfolio agencies are subject to the CAC Act of whom, three are CAC Act companies and four are CAC Act authorities.
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