AHPRA Compliancy Check


Is your website AHPRA compliant?

Save time and gain peace of mind with an AHPRA Compliancy Check.

If you’ve landed here, you’re probably wondering if your Health Practitioner website, patient communications and even testimonials are AHPRA compliant.

Maybe you’re confused about what the legislation means and how it applies to your business.

Don’t stress. I can help.

Through my AHPRA Compliancy Check, I can audit your web content, including your testimonials, to make sure that it’s in line with AHPRA’s guidelines around advertising.

So you have peace of mind, that you’re not going to be stung with any nasty surprises.

What is AHPRA?

AHPRA stands for The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. AHPRA’s primary role is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. They work with 15 National Health Practitioner Boards to do this.

Part of their work is to ensure that advertising regulated health services is compliant with legislation and guidelines. These have been developed to ensure that consumers are not mislead by false, misleading and deceptive health claims, and instead, are able to make informed, accurate decisions about their health treatment.


Who is responsible for advertising?

Health practitioners are responsible for their own advertising. Therefore, it is up to you to understand the legislation and ensure that all of your advertising is compliant. Every time you renew your registration, you will need to sign a declaration stating that your advertising complies with AHPRA guidelines.


Can I check for compliancy myself?

Of course, you can! However, many health practitioners find that the information on the AHPRA website can be hard to find and confusing.

And trying to add this important job to an already crammed schedule…well, it usually gets pushed to the bottom of the list.

But not being fully aware of the guidelines, or being ‘too busy’ to work them out, is no excuse if you’re found to have non-compliant information on your website or other patient communications.

My AHPRA Compliancy Check will let you know if there are any issues on your site that may be considered to be non-compliant.

What happens if I’m not compliant?

In short, you can get a BIG fine —  as much as $60,000 per offence for an individual and $120,000 per offence for a body corporate, and possible imprisonment, depending upon which part of the legislation you breach. Your registration may also be restricted which may affect your ability to practice.

What’s included in my AHPRA Compliancy Check?

Anything that is not compliant will be outlined in a comprehensive report.

My AHPRA Compliancy Check will look for:

Non-compliant claims about treatment
Anecdotal claims about treatment
Non-compliant discounts or offers
Health claims that lack evidence
Misleading references to specialising
Treatment claims not within scope of profession
Words that are problematic
Non-compliant testimonials
Failure to advise on treatment risks and side effects

How it works

1. Book your Compliancy Check

Booking your Compliancy Check is done through a special Calendly link. This ensures that your Check is added to my schedule immediately.

Payment of $447 (+GST) is required upfront via credit card (using Stripe).

At the time of booking, you will be asked to provide:

  • your website address
  • details of which pages you need checking (up to 5)

You will also be asked if you have unpublished client testimonials that need reviewing. If so, you can email them through separately. Once you have made your booking, you will be given the email address to send these to.

2. I review your site

AHPRA Compliancy CheckOnce you have purchased your Compliancy Check, it will be added to my schedule.

I will complete the review of your site within 14 days of receiving your booking.

3. You receive your report

I will provide you with a comprehensive report outlining any issues that are not compliant with AHPRA’s guidelines. This will also include a cost for me to fix them for you.

You can choose to fix these yourself, or engage me to do it for you.

Terms and conditions

  • The AHPRA Compliancy Check is non-refundable.
  • The check is for 5 pages of web content only. Unpublished client testimonials that need reviewing are classified as a web page. Any extra pages will attract an extra fee. Please contact me directly to discuss.
  • The Compliancy Check will be completed within 14 days of payment being received.
  • The fee for the Compliancy Check does not include re-writing or amending non-compliant issues. A cost to do this will be included in your report.

What they say…

“Nerissa has a great understanding of AHPRA regulations.”

Working with The Melbourne Health Writer has been a real pleasure. Nerissa has a great understanding of AHPRA regulations and is extremely thorough in the way that she reviews content. Communication was excellent and I will have no hesitation in using Nerissa’s services again in the future.

Simon Nawrocki

Director/Osteopath, Focus Osteopathy

“Fantastic to work with.”

Nerissa was fantastic to work with. I felt reassured from our initial conversation that she was going to produce the copy I wanted. I loved how she did SEO alongside my copy. She is an all-in-one-package. Thanks so much Nerissa!

Dr Zoe King

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nourish Yin

“Simply amazing! A true professional.”

Nerissa from the Melbourne Health Writer has been simply AMAZING!

I have worked with other copywriters before, but Nerissa has shown true professionalism on my project. I could tell that she took the time to understand my business and the business needs.

Nerissa is now considered part of our team and I look forward to working with her in the years to come.

Alex Fisher

Naturopath and Founder, AF Health