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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, its Board and members are governed by the APNA Constitution.
The Constitution was adopted on 27 August 2004, and amended 28 May 2007. A Special Resolution opening membership of the Association to all nurses working in primary health care was passed by APNA members in 2009, with the Constitution further amended on 27 November 2009. A Special Resolution to change the association name from the Australian Practice Nurses Association to the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association Incorporated was passed by members in 2013.
Special Resolutions to modernise the Constitution, the most significant of which to change APNA from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee, was passed by APNA members in 2017. The Constitution was revised in 2023 to allow for APNA’s continued, substantial growth.