Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
32 Powers of National Board
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a National Board has the powers necessary to enable it to exercise its functions.
(2) A National Board does not have power to—
(a) enter into contracts; or
(b) employ staff; or
(c) acquire, hold, dispose of, and deal with, real property.
(3) The National Board may exercise any of its functions in co-operation with or with the assistance of a participating jurisdiction or the Commonwealth, including in co-operation with or with the assistance of any of the following—
(a) a government agency of a participating jurisdiction or of the Commonwealth;
(b) a local registration authority;
(c) a co-regulatory authority;
(d) a health complaints entity;
(e) an educational body or other body established by or under a law of a participating jurisdiction or the Commonwealth.
(4) In particular, the National Board may—
(a) ask an entity referred to in subsection (3) for information that the Board requires to exercise its functions under this Law; and
(b) use the information to exercise its functions under this Law.
(5) An entity referred to in subsection (3) that receives a request for information from the National Board is authorised to give the information to the National Board.