Report on the regulatory framework for hearing services

Overall

Review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulatory framework for hearing services July 2012. The Report was prepared for the Office of Hearing Services by MP Consulting

Page last updated: 28 November 2012

J. Does the regulation achieve the policy objectives in a manner that minimises the cost for government, business and the community?

mpconsulting does not consider that the regulation achieves the policy objectives in a manner that minimises costs.

While a full impact assessment has not been undertaken as part of this review, it is reasonable to conclude that:
  • the lack of regulatory clarity is likely to impose unnecessary costs on industry particularly smaller organisations less equipped to deal with the myriad of requirements
  • there are processes and obligations which appear to be unnecessary and in turn impose unnecessary costs (both on service providers and on government)
  • there is great potential to clarify the intent of the regulation, streamline the regulatory requirements and address redundancy, duplication and excessive regulatory coverage.