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The Council is a ministerially-appointed pathology expert committee that advises the Commonwealth, State, and Territory Health Ministers on matters relating to the accreditation of pathology laboratories, including pathology quality issues. The Council plays a key role in ensuring the quality of Australian pathology services. One if its key responsibilities is the development and maintenance of standards and guidelines for pathology practices in Australia that form part of the National Pathology Accreditation Program. Laboratories must meet the specified standards in order to be accredited to provide Medicare rebatable pathology services.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    21

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    19 February 1979

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Beverley Rowbotham 1 January 2019 22 January 2022
Member Ms. Helen Martin 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Assc Prof Adrienne Morey 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Ms. Elizabeth Salisbury 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Ms. Robyn Wells 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Dr. Tony Badrick 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Assoc Prof Bruce Bennetts 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Prof. Francis Bowling 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Mr. Richard Brightwell 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Dr. Merrole Faye Cole-Sinclair 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Mr. Johnathan Iredell 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
Member Renaye Lucchese 21 October 2019 1 January 2099
Member Dr. Helen Wordsworth 30 April 2019 6 May 2022
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