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Registered health professional—Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration number, AAAN(10)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAHPRA registration number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term512058
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termA unique sequence of characters assigned to a health practitioner to indicate registration to practice in Australia. This number is assigned by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The process is legislated in WA by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010.
Data Element Concept:Registered health professional—Health practitioner registration number

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAAN(10)
Maximum character length:Help on this term13

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe leading alpha characters of this identifier indicate the health profession of the practitioner. For example, MED indicates medical practitioner while NMW indicates a Nurse or Midwife. One individual may have more than one AHPRA number i.e. a person who is currently registered with AHPRA as both a Nurse and a Midwife will have two NMW identifiers for each of their professions.

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Relational attributes

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WA Abortion Notification System WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

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