18 Sep 2020
The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) has announced a decrease for the national registration fee for Chinese medicine practitioners for 2020–21.
The Board has decreased the registration fee for Chinese medicine practitioners to $492, a 15% decrease from last year’s fee. Prior to 2020, the registration fee for Chinese medicine practitioners has been frozen for five years.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $4031.
‘Reviewing registration fees was set as a priority for 2020 at the Board’s planning day held before the pandemic in early February 2020, a project I personally led. From March to June 2020 during the annual budget planning process, the Board and Ahpra conducted a number of scenario analyses with a focus on reducing registration fees while maintaining sustainable finance to support the Board’s regulatory operations into the future. As an outcome, the Board has decided on a 15% fee reduction for 2020–21’ said Board Chair Professor Charlie Xue.
The Board is committed to keeping the fee as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the public.
The Board recognises that this is a challenging time for health practitioners and sincerely thanks practitioners for their continuing commitment and professionalism. Ahpra and the Board have adapted regulatory approaches to support practitioners during these difficult circumstances including introducing a COVID-19 financial hardship payment plan. To read more about the payment plan, including how to apply, see the Ahpra COVID-19 updates page.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and support the Board’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce for registered health practitioners and the public in the most efficient way possible.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.