Section 2: Implementing Regulations

(Published 2014)
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To implement regulation there needs to be an accountable, functioning organization that is able to apply regulatory principles to implement the various regulatory activities (such as registration, licensure, and accreditation). Section 2: Implementing Regulations provides an overview of what a regulating agency needs in order to have a formal and functioning structure. This section also reviews the various relationship structures, key activities, and provides a “how to” for regulatory agencies to strengthen their current systems.


Governance is the work done by the governing body of an organisation; it is about having and exercising the authority to ensure the success of the organisation; in the case of this toolkit, the regulatory body.

Accountability and Transparency

Accountability is about holding an individual, group, or organisation responsible for their actions; it is about being answerable to others. This section provides the tools and resources to enable an organization to become transparent, limit their liability, and ultimately ensure they have the relevant records and documents to be accountable for their actions.

Advocacy and Change

In order for a regulatory body to be successful in all aspects of their work, they need to be advocates for their profession. Advocacy can take many roles, from advocating for new legislation to increasing registration and licensure of the health professionals. Advocacy can be used to implementing change but it takes strategy, planning, and careful implementation. This section highlights key advocacy activities and provides resources and tools to enable organizations to develop advocacy strategies and plans.

External Relations


Human Resources Management