Legal services expenditure
On 12 August 2022 amendments to the National Health Reform Act 2011 came into effect changing the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA's) name to the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) and expanding its role to include the provision of costing and pricing advice on aged care to the Commonwealth Government.
As a corporate Commonwealth entity, that was previously an agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, IHACPA is required to make publicly available records of its legal services expenditure for the previous financial year under Part 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.
The table below outlines IHPA’s legal services expenditure for 2021–22, in compliance with the directions.
|Legal service||2021–22 costs (excluding GST)|
|Agency's total legal services expenditure||$183,737|
|Agency's total external legal services expenditure||$60,942|