Portfolio Agencies and Statutory Office Holders

Links to the agencies and statutory offices in the Health portfolio.

Page last updated: 01 November 2013

The Department of Health pursues the achievement of the portfolio outcomes in association with a number of other agencies and statutory office holders in the portfolio.

The portfolio incorporates 21 portfolio agencies and four statutory office holders.

The agencies are:
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA)
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority (AOTDTA)
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)
Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
Australian Sports Foundation (ASF)
Cancer Australia (CA)
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)
National Health Funding Body (NHFB)
Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC)
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) - Statutory Office Holder and Agency
Professional Services Review (PSR)
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)
National Health Performance Authority (NHPA)
National Mental Health Commission (NMHC)


Four statutory office holders in the Health portfolio exercise independent statutory functions with administrative support from the department. The statutory office holders are:
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) - Statutory Office Holder and Agency
National Health Funding Pool Administrator (NHFA)
Gene Technology Regulator (GTR)
Director, National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Notes:
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.
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