Provider professional board cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:522898
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Provider professional board cluster includes data elements that define information on the name of the organisation that manages the registration of the individual service provider and the provider's identifier number.

In Australia the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Boards are responsible for regulating the following health professions: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, dental practitioners, medical practitioners, medical radiation practitioners, nurses and midwives, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and psychologists.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 2015.  What we do. Viewed 3 September 2015,

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Healthcare provider qualification and registration cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Individual service provider—registration board of healthcare provider, text X[X(19)]Mandatory99
2Individual service provider—healthcare individual provider identifier, X[X(19)]Mandatory99