The process of setting up modern, effective, transparent and fair regulatory frameworks for health care professionals is continuous and dynamic. Good governance of the regulatory authority greatly contributes to the process. Effective, transparent and accountable Regulatory Board governance increases the confidence of the public, the nursing profession, employers, government and other stakeholders. This new toolkit provides information, and promotes discussion and self-assessment for regulatory structures in all stages of development. It identifies and describes effective models of regulation and regulatory board governance, and also explores the core functions of a regulatory authority. The purpose of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation is to support exploration of content with local groups and Boards.