In 1978 BRAMS was established by the Aboriginal people for the Aboriginal people and therefore has decades of experience in managing, building capacity delivering program with a monitoring and evaluation component. BRAMS Board provides Indigenous leadership and involvement in governance, our action planning and program delivery, prioritise community capacity building.
The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service is an Aboriginal Corporations (incorporated under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2006 and administered by the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations).
The organisation has a constitution which outlines the rules for the Aboriginal Medical Service. We comply with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act C2014A00062 which started 1st July 2014. In addition to this, there are a number of legal responsibilities determined by both Commonwealth and State legislation which BRAMS is required to comply with to maintain licensing arrangements.
Most legislation covers the operation of health professionals and health services under state jurisdiction. Commonwealth jurisdiction covers more general issues, such as anti-discrimination, taxation, superannuation and employment. Through these Acts our health service is required to abide by legislation requirements such as-:
AHPRA for health professional’s registration.
AGPAL accreditation for our general practice which recognises that we are committed to delivering safe and high quality health care to our patients by complying with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices.
The ‘Health Act 1911’ repealed the ‘Health Act 1898’ and remains the principal public health legislation in Western Australia.
The PBS is established under the National Health Act 1953 and the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Mental Health Act 1996.
Working with Children Act where Staff are required to have a current certificate for the care and protection of children.
Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Act 1993.
Fair Work Act 2009 Commonwealth.
Workplace Relations Act.
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984
The Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Model Work Health and Safety Regulations enforced nationally on 1st January 2012.
The Commonwealth Taxation Administration Act 1953 and associated Acts provide for the collection and payment of taxes. BRAMS complies with the appropriate taxation legislative requirements.
Commonwealth Superannuation Act 1990.
Domestic Violence Act of WA and mandatory reporting.