FOI Delegations

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

The request was successful.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency,

Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.

I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.

If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" (https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor.... This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.

That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.

Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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From: Data Requests
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Dear Data Requestor

 

Please note that due to current operational requirements, discretionary
data requests (requests for information not required to be provided under
the National Law) are currently unable to be assessed until October. We
will endeavour to respond to your email within the next week to confirm
this.

 

Requests for the Practitioner Information Exchange service, National
Register extracts and media requests will still be fulfilled, please see
below for more details.

 

In the meantime, if you have not yet read AHPRA's website regarding what
data is available and how to make a data request, please see
[1]http://www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/What...

 

If your request is for the Practitioner Information Exchange service or an
extract of the National Register, please email [email address] or see
[2]http://www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/What....

 

If you are interested in workforce data from the Department of Health's
online data tool, or associated fact sheets, please go to
[3]http://hwd.health.gov.au/.

If you are from a media outlet please contact our media team on (03) 8708
9200, who can help you with your request.

Kind regards, Deborah

 

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Dear Mr Fairless

 

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) acknowledges
receipt of your request dated and received on 14 November 2018 in which
you sought access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to
documents described as FOI decision making arrangements for delegations by
the Principal Officer.

 

AHPRA will respond to your request as soon as practicable and in any event
within the statutory period for processing your request.  In the meantime
AHPRA can be contacted by email at [email address] if you have any
queries regarding this matter.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

National Information Release Unit

 

Phone |  1300 419 495

Email  |  [1][email address]   

Web    |  [2]www.ahpra.gov.au

 

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

G.P.O. Box 9958   |   Melbourne VIC 3001   |   [3]www.ahpra.gov.au

 

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From: Ben Fairless <[FOI #4999 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:21 PM
To: Data Requests <[AHPRA request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Delegations

 

Dear Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency,

Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer
or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to
others.

I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if
possible.

If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under
"administrative release"
([5]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....
This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.

That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If
you won't process it informally, please process my request for the
document as a formal FOI Request.

Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in
a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Dear Mr Fairless

 

Please find attached the access decision regarding your FOI request of 14
November 2018.

 

Kind regards

 

National Information Release Unit

 

Phone |  1300 419 495

Email  |  [1][email address]   

Web    |  [2]www.ahpra.gov.au

 

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

G.P.O. Box 9958   |   Melbourne VIC 3001   |   [3]www.ahpra.gov.au

 

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the named addressee. If you have received this email
in error or you are not the named addressee notify the sender immediately
and delete this e-mail.  Do not disseminate, distribute or copy this
e-mail.  If you are not the named addressee disclosing, copying,
distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this
information is strictly prohibited.

 

 

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References

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2. http://www.ahpra.gov.au/
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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

This request is one of a series of requests that were made by Mr Ben Fairless. It is particularly interesting, however, because the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (note the singular of Practitioner, not Practitioners recorded by Right to Know) is not subject to the FOI Act in the same way as many other government agencies. Instead, the AHPRA is regulated by the 1983 FOI Act as it stood before the reforms of 2010 were enacted.

For that reason, it is particularly heartening to see that the agency (i) provided the information that was requested, and (ii) did not charge a fee, even though they are permitted to under the FOI Act as it related to AHPRA.

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

Well you learn something new every day. I wasn't aware of this weird quirk with the AHPRA - I presumed that they were subject to the Act in the same way.

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