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Read the latest news from AHPRA and catch up on previous news releases. For media enquiries relating to AHPRA and the Boards phone (03) 8708 9200.   

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News from AHPRA

10 Aug 2016

Independent review on chaperoning

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA have patient and public safety as their number one objective.
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02 Aug 2016

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia have a clear focus on public and patient safety.
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01 Aug 2016

Charges laid for false and misleading advertising

AHPRA has charged a New South Wales chiropractor with breaching advertising requirements, alleging his website advertised chiropractic services in a way that was likely to be false, misleading or deceptive.
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01 Aug 2016

Registered psychologists: beware of hoax email purporting to be from the Psychology Board of Australia

We have recently been alerted that an email with the subject line: ‘AHPRA approval of revised general registration standard’ seemingly from the email address noreply@psychologyboard.gov.au has been received by some psychology practitioners.
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29 Jul 2016

Communique - AHPRA and the Chiropractic Board of Australia Advertising Forum

On Thursday 28 July 2016, leaders in regulation, consumer protection, professional education, public health, the chiropractic profession, and insurance came together at an Advertising Forum in Melbourne to share their perspectives on advertising by chiropractors.
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22 Jul 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the role of Chair to the Scheduled Medicines Expert Committee.
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12 Jul 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for equivalence assessment panels
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11 Jul 2016

Unregistered nurse convicted and fined by court

A New South Wales man has been fined $10,000 and received a criminal conviction after knowingly and recklessly holding out as a registered nurse.
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04 Jul 2016

New quarterly performance reports available

The January to March 2016 quarterly performance reports for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards are now available.
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14 Jun 2016

Unregistered psychologist convicted and fined by court

A South Australian man has received a $7,500 fine and a criminal conviction for knowingly and recklessly using the title “psychologist” in breach of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
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09 Jun 2016

Statement on Bacchus Marsh Hospital

The statement yesterday by Victorian Health Minister, The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, on the review of stillborn and newborn deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services going back to 2001 underlines the importance of AHPRA’s investigations into individual health practitioners.
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08 Jun 2016

Imposter nurse pleads guilty in South Australian Magistrates Court

A South Australian woman has received a $7,000 fine and a criminal conviction after pleading guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to using the protected title of ‘registered nurse’ and for holding out that she was a registered nurse, contrary to the National Law1.
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08 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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20 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia
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18 May 2016

Nurses and midwives reminded to renew by 31 May

Nurses and midwives have two weeks to renew registration and avoid paying a late fee.
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16 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
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13 May 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

AHPRA, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted a former doctor.
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06 May 2016

Response to letter from Victorian Minister for Health The Hon Jill Hennessy MP

We recognise and understand the Minister’s concerns in relation to recent reports that chiropractors in Victoria may be performing unproven and potentially unsafe procedures on young children and infants and chiropractors advising parents against vaccinating their children.
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29 Apr 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications to the New South Wales Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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26 Apr 2016

If chiropractic advertising doesn’t meet legal obligations, we will take action

The Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA will, in the most serious cases, prosecute chiropractors who are breaching their legal obligations and refusing to correct their advertising.
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22 Apr 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest – Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Apr 2016

PowerPoint to help students understand regulation of pharmacists

The path from study to a career in pharmacy and the requirements for registration are now explained in a PowerPoint.
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13 Apr 2016

Board infographic shows a pharmacist’s obligations

An infographic showing the obligations of a registered pharmacist has been published today by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board).
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07 Apr 2016

Greater awareness needed: Dangers of button battery ingestion

If swallowed, lithium button batteries (also known as ‘disc batteries’) can cause serious chemical burns or death.
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06 Apr 2016

AHPRA releases quarterly performance reports

New information about the performance of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards in each state and territory has been released today to improve transparency and accountability.
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30 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Accreditation Committee
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30 Mar 2016

Online renewal for nurses and midwives is now open

Online renewal is now open for nurses and midwives registered to practise in Australia.
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24 Mar 2016

Coroner's Court recommendations

The coronial inquest into the death of Ms Caroline Lovell has made a number of recommendations for AHPRA and the NMBA.
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24 Mar 2016

Tribunal acts on Board's call to cancel registration

A tribunal has acted on a call by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to cancel the registration of a medical practitioner.
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23 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for assessment panels
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22 Mar 2016

AHPRA welcomes Victorian hospital safety and quality review

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) looks forward to contributing to the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria that was recently commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services in the light of the tragic deaths of babies at Bacchus Marsh Hospital (Djerriwarrh Health). 
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22 Mar 2016

Briefing: Review of notification systems and processes in Victoria

An effective and timely system for managing concerns about regulated health practitioners is critical for public safety.
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18 Mar 2016

Fake nurse jailed for four years

A South Australian woman who had falsely claimed to be a registered nurse was jailed today for four years with a non-parole period of 14 months.
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18 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia. 
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16 Mar 2016

Renewal of registration explained in video for nurses and midwives

A video explaining the renewal of registration process for nurses and midwives was launched today.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Registration and Notifications Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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08 Mar 2016

AHPRA responds to critique of the national registration scheme for health professionals

AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher has written an opinion piece for Croakey, outlining the benefits of the National Scheme.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Podiatry Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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07 Mar 2016

Chiropractors must ensure their advertising is within the law

The Chiropractic Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 5,000 chiropractors, has today released a statement reinforcing that practitioners need to ensure their advertising complies with the requirements of the National Law, or they risk prosecution and disciplinary action.1
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19 Feb 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chiropractic Board of Australia; list of approved mentors
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16 Feb 2016

Lessons for all in system failures at Djerriwarrh

Australia’s health practitioner regulator says there are lessons for everyone in the tragedy at the Djerriwarrh Health Service and that AHPRA is doing its part to address the system failures that let patients down.
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12 Feb 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Tasmanian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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02 Feb 2016

Revised registration standards published

Revised registration standards for six registered health professions have been published this week.
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21 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands psychologist, finds unprofessional conduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a psychologist and found she engaged in unprofessional conduct for failing to disclose being convicted of driving-related offences.
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20 Jan 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Podiatry Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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19 Jan 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is prosecuting a former doctor for claiming to be a registered medical practitioner.
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18 Jan 2016

AHPRA and Chiropractic Board take action on false or misleading advertising

The Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA are working with other regulators to act on concerns about potentially false or misleading advertising by a small number of chiropractors.
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15 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has found Dr Andrew Carl Schneider, an anaesthetist, engaged in professional misconduct.
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07 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for applications – Queensland Board Member vacancy
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05 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest - Overseas Qualified Psychologists Assessment Advisory Committee of the Psychology Board of Australia
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01 Jan 2016

Apologies, we made an error

We mistakenly sent emails to some currently registered nurses and/or midwives. We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this caused.
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News Archives

2015

31 Dec 2015

Obligations for employers of health practitioners

If you employ registered health practitioners, you have an important obligation to ensure that they hold current registration and that you understand your mandatory notification requirements under the National Law1.
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30 Dec 2015

Tribunal affirms Board decision to refuse registration

A tribunal has affirmed a decision by the Psychology Board of Australia to refuse registration to a man who applied for registration 18 years after practising as a psychologist for three and a half months.
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22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

New video about the National Psychology Exam

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has released a video providing information about the National Psychology Exam and what registrants need to do in order to prepare for the exam.
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16 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications from community members to the New South Wales Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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15 Dec 2015

Board resources explain medical radiation practitioner obligations in the National Scheme

The obligations of registered medical radiation practitioners are now explained in a video and infographic.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standards for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by eight National Boards regulating Australian registered health practitioners.
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10 Dec 2015

Tribunal reprimands nurse for theft and forged prescription

A tribunal has reprimanded a nurse and found she engaged in professional misconduct for stealing a blank prescription and forging a prescription for a drug of dependence.
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04 Dec 2015

New information for osteopathy students and graduates

From today, osteopathy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered osteopath.
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04 Dec 2015

Supreme Court dismisses doctor’s application for judicial review

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has dismissed a doctor’s application for judicial review of a decision of the Medical Board of Australia Performance and Professional Standards Panel.
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04 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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02 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised registration standards take effect today

Revised registration standards for nine registered health professions take effect from today.
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27 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Australian Capital Territory, South Australian and Victorian Boards of the Medical Board of Australia.
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27 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Queensland Board and Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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27 Nov 2015

New information for pharmacy students and graduates

From today, pharmacy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered pharmacist.
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25 Nov 2015

QCAT disqualifies former nurse from registration for 10 years

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a former registered nurse engaged in professional misconduct and banned her from applying for registration for 10 years.
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24 Nov 2015

National Boards and AHPRA publish health profession agreements

The National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreements (HPAs) for 2015/16.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders counselling

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Andrew Alfred George Leggett, a psychiatrist and ordered him to undertake counselling, for having a personal and sexual relationship with a former patient.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands surgeon for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Chitrakanti Kapadia, a specialist surgeon for unprofessional conduct, for failing to disclose information to the Medical Board of Australia (Board) when applying to renew his medical registration.
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20 Nov 2015

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Time is running out for health practitioners across 12 professions to renew registration with their National Board before it expires.
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20 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (SAT) has reprimanded, fined and ordered conditions to be imposed on the registration of Dr Ross Jose a general practitioner.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal finds doctor engaged in professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (Tribunal) has found Dr Premanandan Vayal Veettil, who works in general practice, guilty of unsatisfactory professional performance and professional misconduct.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal suspends doctor, limits practice

A tribunal has suspended a doctor’s registration for six months, ordered him to never again see female patients and found that he engaged in both professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration now

AHPRA is now calling for online applications for registration from students who are in their final year of an approved program of study.
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16 Nov 2015

Tribunal orders costs against enrolled nurse for obtaining registration improperly

A tribunal has found an enrolled nurse provided false and misleading information to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to gain registration in Australia.
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13 Nov 2015

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest - Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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13 Nov 2015

Call for applications for appointment to the AHPRA Community Reference Group

Applications are now sought to fill vacancies on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Community Reference Group.
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13 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands former psychologist, finds professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded former psychologist Steven Spring for professional misconduct, and precluded him from applying for registration for two and a half years.
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12 Nov 2015

Tribunal cancels pharmacist’s registration, finds professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded pharmacist Mr David Brewster, cancelled his registration and disqualified him from reapplying for registration for one year.
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06 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and the National Registration and Notifications Committee.
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04 Nov 2015

Infection prevention and control in dentistry

The Dental Board of Australia (the Dental Board) together with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) hosted a forum on Thursday 22 October 2015 with some of our key partners to focus our attention on effective infection prevention and control by dental practitioners.
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02 Nov 2015

National registration delivering more registered health practitioners

The number of registered health practitioners in Australia continues to grow in new data featured in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards annual report for 2014/15 published today.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised registration standards published today

National Boards regulating most Australian registered health practitioners have today commenced publishing revised registration standards, which will come into effect over the next 12 months and replace the existing standards.
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30 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the NT / SA / WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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30 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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26 Oct 2015

Board imposes conditions on Dr Phillip Nitschke, ending legal process

The Medical Board of Australia has imposed strict conditions on the medical registration of Dr Phillip Nitschke in a mediated settlement that concludes longstanding legal and tribunal proceedings.
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21 Oct 2015

AHPRA calls for more reporting to improve public safety

AHPRA today called on Victorian health practitioners and services to report their concerns about poor quality care, so regulators can act when needed to keep the public safe.
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16 Oct 2015

AHPRA widens investigation into practitioners at Victorian health service

Australia’s health regulators yesterday launched investigations into other doctors and midwives at the Djerriwarrh Health Service in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, after receiving an expert report raising concerns about obstetric and midwifery care at the service.
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16 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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16 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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09 Oct 2015

Nursing and Midwifery Board and AHPRA take action against ‘fake’ nurse

On behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is prosecuting a woman who allegedly pretended to be an enrolled nurse and allegedly provided nursing care to patients in an aged care facility in Werribee, Victoria.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal is now open for 12 health professions

More than 155,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November.
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18 Sep 2015

Call for applications

The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from experienced osteopathy practitioners interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels to assist the Board in its primary role of protecting the public.
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10 Sep 2015

Medical Board and AHPRA endorse EAG call for action

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency today endorsed the call for action across the health sector to end discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
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04 Sep 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Notifications Committee of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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02 Sep 2015

National Boards fees set for 2015/16

National Boards have announced practitioner registration fees for 2015/16, including 6 Boards that have reduced fees, 3 which have frozen fees and 5 which have limited fee increases to the national consumer price index (CPI) of 1.3%.
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27 Aug 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends doctor over alternative, unproven medical treatment

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr William Barnes, suspending him for three months and imposing conditions on his registration.
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25 Aug 2015

Court finds WA man guilty of 'holding out' as a pharmacist

A man who dispensed medications to patients when he was not a registered pharmacist has pleaded guilty to breaching the National Law, been fined $4000 and granted a spent conviction.
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24 Aug 2015

AHPRA reports on performance in Queensland

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) today released the latest performance data on AHPRA’s management of notifications in Queensland.
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21 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT / TAS / VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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14 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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13 Aug 2015

Court outcome shows regulation at work protecting patients

A man who pretended to be a dentist in Victoria today pleaded guilty to the 17 charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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10 Aug 2015

AHPRA welcomes Ministers' response to NRAS review report

Health Ministers’ response to the independent three year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme welcomed.
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06 Aug 2015

Medical Board warns doctors of fraudulent letter

The Medical Board of Australia today warned doctors to look out for a fraudulent letter purporting to be jointly from the Board and the Department of Human Services.
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06 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought from registered midwives from the Australian Capital Territory to fill vacancies on the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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29 Jul 2015

AHPRA and the NMBA take action to protect patients

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), is taking legal action against a man they allege has pretended to be a registered nurse.
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29 Jul 2015

GP reprimanded and conditions imposed over professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Jon Garland engaged in professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner.
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24 Jul 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) is calling for applications from interested persons for appointment to the Accreditation Committee (the Committee).
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23 Jul 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner over unsatisfactory professional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Ms Devorah Lindberg acted in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct, by omitting information about her work history when applying for registration as a medical radiation practitioner.
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21 Jul 2015

Practitioner disqualified following criminal conviction

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Mr Phillip Dibbs and disqualified him from applying for registration as a nurse or midwife for 10 years.
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14 Jul 2015

Medical Board suspends Dr Tareq Kamleh

The Medical Board of Australia has confirmed it has suspended the registration of Dr Tareq Kamleh.
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07 Jul 2015

Health Ministers announce National Board appointments

Australia’s health ministers have announced appointments and reappointments of Chairs, practitioner members and community members to fill vacancies arising across 12 National Boards.
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07 Jul 2015

AHPRA and Board respect Supreme Court decision

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA respect the Supreme Court decision about Dr Philip Nitschke.
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02 Jul 2015

Tips for dental patients

The Dental Board of Australia and AHPRA have added ‘Tips for dental patients’ to help you make sure you are getting safe care from your dental practitioner. 
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02 Jul 2015

Regulation at work protecting patients

Australia’s health regulators are working in partnership to enforce infection control standards in dental practice and take action to manage risk to patients.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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30 Jun 2015

End of grandparenting arrangements allowing some practitioners to become registered

Effective 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some practitioners to become registered as their professions joined the National Scheme1 have expired.
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29 Jun 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board Threshold Competency Standards Advisory Panel

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has agreed to commence a project to develop a new set of threshold competencies for occupational therapy practice.
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26 Jun 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Board list of approved persons for appointment to panels, or the Registration and Notifications Committee.
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22 Jun 2015

AHPRA acts on more unregistered individuals

AHPRA is calling for people who have been treated by unregistered individuals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to come forward, amid concerns about sub-standard dental care and poor infection control.
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18 Jun 2015

Update on work to improve the notifier experience

AHPRA has published an update on its work to improve customer service, in response to Health Issues Centre Victoria recommendations.
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10 Jun 2015

AHPRA takes action to protect patients

AHPRA has charged a man who is not registered or qualified in Australia with pretending to be a dentist and allegedly providing dental treatment to people in Victoria.
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01 Jun 2015

Tips for easy online renewal for nurses and midwives

Read these quick tips to renew your registration online and on time.
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01 Jun 2015

Board Chair’s leadership recognised in prestigious AMA award

The leadership and contribution of Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, has been recognised with the prestigious 2015 AMA Woman in Medicine award.
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22 May 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia invites applications from experienced medical radiation practitioners interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants except Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal reprimands pharmacist over professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has found pharmacist Vu The Tran behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses review of conditions on registration

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by a Dr Nicolae Cruceru to review a Medical Board of Australia decision to impose conditions on his registration.
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18 May 2015

New info for podiatry students and graduates

From today, podiatry students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered podiatrist.
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15 May 2015

Tribunal orders Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered again

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal this morning ordered that Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered in the medical profession again in Australia.
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14 May 2015

Former practitioner fined for claiming to be an osteopath and chiropractor

AHPRA, in partnership with the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Osteopathy Board of Australia, have successfully prosecuted Mr Robert Black.
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13 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses psychologist’s application for finding to be supressed

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by psychologist Mr Ziji Fox to suppress details of a finding that he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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13 May 2015

Pharmacist cautioned following investigation into criminal offences

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has cautioned pharmacist Malcolm Coghill following an investigation by the former Pharmacists Board of Queensland into criminal offences.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner suspended for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a medical practitioner engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanding him and suspending his registration for one year from 29 April 2015.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and fined for professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found Dr Steven Andrew behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding and fining him $10,000, and imposing conditions on his registration.
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11 May 2015

Board seeks orders in relation to former surgeon Jayant Patel

The Medical Board of Australia today took disciplinary action against former surgeon Jayant Patel in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in Brisbane.
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08 May 2015

AHPRA publishes Queensland complaints performance data

AHPRA and the National Boards have today published detailed performance data about notifications management in Queensland.
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08 May 2015

Call for applications - Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Applications are now sought from health practitioners and community members from the Australian Capital Territory to fill vacancies on the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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05 May 2015

Medical Board of Australia and AMA join forces on doctors' health

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have joined forces on a national health program for doctors and medical students in Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications - New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia

Applications are now sought from medical practitioners and community members from New South Wales to fill vacancies on the New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health practitioners across Australia

Applications are now sought for appointments to the following vacancies.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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29 Apr 2015

Tribunal finds nurse guilty of professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found Mr Timothy Buckby guilty of professional misconduct for engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient and breaching obligations of confidentiality.
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29 Apr 2015

Updated section for internationally qualified nurses and midwives

Today we launched new pages with updated content on the internationally qualified nurses and midwives sections on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) website.
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24 Apr 2015

Identifying hot-spots of risk to improve healthcare quality and safety

A research project launched in December is using AHPRA data to track risks in order to prevent harm. The project has many potential benefits.
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24 Apr 2015

Health and Care Professions Council UK: on collaboration and proactive regulation

HCPC Chair, Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE, visited AHPRA in February as part of an ongoing information-sharing relationship. She had many insights to share on the challenges of multi-profession regulation.
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23 Apr 2015

Health Ministers to consider NRAS review report in August

Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers will respond to the report of the review of the National Scheme in August this year.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal affirms National Board decision to refuse registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has affirmed a Medical Board of Australia decision to refuse Dr Salahuddin Taj’s application for specialist registration.
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20 Apr 2015

WA man fined for claiming to be a chiropractor

The Magistrates Court of WA has charged Robert Scott for claiming to be a chiropractor registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal finds former psychologist guilty of professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded former psychologist Elisabeth Freeman, found she engaged in professional misconduct, and disqualified her from applying for registration as a psychologist for 18 months.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal imposes conditions on registration of NT nurse

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has determined an appeal against a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to impose conditions on the registration of nurse, Peter Savage. The tribunal substituted a new decision to replace the Board’s decision.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal reprimands and fines practitioner for falsifying registration documents

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found Dr Jai Palaniappan engaged in professional misconduct. He was reprimanded and fined $4,000 for falsifying registration documents.
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20 Apr 2015

Medical practitioner fined, disqualified for professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has fined Dr John Barry Myers $10,000 and disqualified him from applying for registration as a medical practitioner for five years.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal confirms National Board decision to refuse registration

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has confirmed a decision by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to refuse Mr Linse Thomas’ application for registration as an internationally qualified nurse.
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17 Apr 2015

Call for applications

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from experienced dentists with specialist registration in oral surgery or oral maxillofacial surgery interested in being included on an approved list of potential members for appointment to the Oral Surgery Panel.
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17 Apr 2015

Community protected: Misleading website off the air

A potentially misleading website that republished information from AHPRA’s register of practitioners without consent is no longer published.
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16 Apr 2015

Follow AHPRA on Facebook

AHPRA and the National Boards will now be able to engage with Australia’s 600,000 registered health practitioners on a new platform, Facebook.
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15 Apr 2015

Top tips on using the register for public safety

AHPRA has added ‘Top tips: Using the register for public safety checks’ to help the public and employers get the most out of AHPRA's register of practitioners.
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30 Mar 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board invites applications from experienced medical radiation practitioners interested in appointment as a content writer for the National Examination Committee (the Committee).
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27 Mar 2015

Improving monitoring of conditions on practitioner registration

AHPRA has welcomed calls for stringent monitoring and swift detection of breaches in compliance by registered health practitioners with restrictions on their registration.
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24 Mar 2015

Board commissions research on revalidation

The Medical Board of Australia has commissioned international research into revalidation, or ways to make sure doctors keep their skills up to date throughout their professional lives
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23 Mar 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for persons interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels and/or the accreditation committee.
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20 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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20 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends nurse, and imposes conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Ms Anne McAleer for professional misconduct, cancelled her registration as a registered nurse and disqualified her from reapplying for registration for six months.
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17 Mar 2015

Board consults on new cosmetic surgery guidelines

Cooling off periods for all patients and mandatory psychological assessment for under 18s are proposed in draft guidelines for cosmetic medical and surgical procedures proposed by the Medical Board of Australia.
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16 Mar 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Christopher Alroe and imposed conditions on his registration for professional misconduct.
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13 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and fines practitioner for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Mr Muir McPherson for professional misconduct, fined him and imposed conditions on his registration.
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13 Mar 2015

Update on the review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

The Ministerial Council will consider the final report from the independent review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme at their April 2015 meeting.
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13 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends nurse, and imposes conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of WA has reprimanded Mr Michael Cummins, suspended his registration as an enrolled nurse for 16 months and imposed conditions on his registration once he does return to practice.
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13 Mar 2015

Dental practitioner reprimanded and fined

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has reprimanded and fined Dr Ari Masters and imposed conditions on his registration for unprofessional conduct.
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10 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded pharmacist Mr Brian McAllan and found he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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04 Mar 2015

Board and AHPRA take action against 'fake' doctor

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have taken legal action against a man they allege is pretending to be a registered medical practitioner.
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03 Mar 2015

Practitioner ordered not to reapply for registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Patrick O’Brien behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct, and ordered him to not reapply for registration as a health practitioner.
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26 Feb 2015

Psychiatrist reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional performance

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Zoran Radovic for unsatisfactory professional performance as a psychiatrist.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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17 Feb 2015

Websites using information from public registers without permission

No AHPRA permission for publication of data sourced from public online register.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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16 Feb 2015

End of arrangements allowing some practitioners to become registered

From 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some practitioners to become registered as their professions joined the National Scheme1 will expire.
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13 Feb 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner for professional misconduct

Sanjai Gupta - conditions imposed on registration as a nurse.
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13 Feb 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends practitioner, imposes conditions on registration

Ms Ah Choo Teo - registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner suspended for three months.
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13 Feb 2015

Call for expressions of interest for appointments to AHPRA Agency Management Committee

Expressions of interest are sought for appointments to fill vacancies on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Agency Management Committee.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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02 Feb 2015

Court of Appeal sets aside Tribunal finding of improper conduct

Dr Leila Dekker - appeal allowed.
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30 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for a medical practitioner member from the Northern Territory to fill the following board member vacancy.
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30 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for a community member from the Northern Territory to filll the following board member vacancy.
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28 Jan 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board advisory list

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board) invites applications from experienced practising occupational therapists interested in being included on the National Board’s list of advisors.
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23 Jan 2015

Tribunal lifts suspension of medical practitioner

Dr Wijeneka Liyanage - suspension on registration lifted following appeal.
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23 Jan 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

Tribunal finds professional misconduct, imposes conditions on registration.
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20 Jan 2015

Students graduate from first medical radiation practice programs to be accredited and approved

Students have graduated from the first medical radiation practice programs of study to be accredited and approved under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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20 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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13 Jan 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioners for unprofessional conduct

Dr Tam Dieu and Dr Mervyn Cass: reprimanded and conditions placed on registration.
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07 Jan 2015

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke's registration as a medical practitioner.
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2014

24 Dec 2014

Statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Mr Harpeet Singh: registration cancelled and disqualified from applying for registration as a nurse for 20 months.
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23 Dec 2014

Statement from the Psychology Board of Australia

Mr Domenic Greco – reprimanded, registration cancelled effective 19 January 2015, and disqualified from applying for registration for two years from that date.
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19 Dec 2014

Tribunal cancels dental practitioner’s registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has cancelled Dr John Ham’s registration from 12 December 2014 and disqualified him from applying for registration for six months from that date.
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11 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded, registration cancelled and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Mr Frank Balestra, cancelled his registration as a pharmacist and disqualified him from applying for registration for 30 years.
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10 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found that Mr Nicholas Gledhill engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanded him and disqualified him from applying for registration for two years. Mr Gledhill had previously let his registration lapse.
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10 Dec 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner, cancels registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr Gareth Eldred, cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner and disqualified him from applying for registration for 18 months.
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10 Dec 2014

Medical practitioner reprimanded and suspended for unsatisfactory professional conduct

On 4 November 2014, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal reprimanded Dr Bharat Doolabh, suspended his registration for 12 months and imposed conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner.
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08 Dec 2014

CEO briefing on the 2013/14 annual report

CEO Martin Fletcher briefed National Board and committee members on the 2013/14 annual report of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme on Monday 17 November 2014.
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05 Dec 2014

National Boards report on their work

National Boards have reported on their work in regulating their profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme during 2013/14.
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05 Dec 2014

Physiotherapist permanently disqualified for professional misconduct

Mr Bharath Devadas - permanently disqualified from applying for registration as a physiotherapist.
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01 Dec 2014

Tribunal reprimands, disqualifies nurse and cancels registration

The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal has reprimanded Ms Jayne Morley, cancelling her registration as a nurse and disqualifying her from applying for registration until 1 January 2018.
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25 Nov 2014

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being.
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21 Nov 2014

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 12 professions have less than two weeks to renew registration with their National Board to avoid paying a late fee.
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20 Nov 2014

Tribunal dismisses appeal by medical practitioner

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal dismissed an appeal by Dr Ashraf Ibrahim Abdou Ibrahim against a Medical Board of Australia decision to refuse his application for limited registration.
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20 Nov 2014

Medical practitioner suspended, reprimanded and fined for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has suspended the medical registration of Dr Paul Langton for 18 months, reprimanded him and fined him $30,000 for professional misconduct.
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18 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner and cancels registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr Mughammad Saliem Ismail and cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner.
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17 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner, cancels registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ordered the cancellation of Dr Nemalan Seshagiri Moodley’s registration as a medical practitioner, and prohibited him from applying for registration for five years.
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14 Nov 2014

Practitioner reprimanded, removed from register and banned for nine months

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Daniel Van Dijk, removed his name from the register, and banned him from reapplying for registration for nine months.
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14 Nov 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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13 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands practitioner and imposes conditions on registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr William Fitzgerald and imposed conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.
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12 Nov 2014

New approach to International criminal history checks

From early 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will implement a new procedure for checking international criminal history.
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10 Nov 2014

Board confirms referral of Dr Nitschke to Tribunal

The Medical Board of Australia has referred Dr Phillip Nitschke to the Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal for a hearing into his professional conduct.
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07 Nov 2014

Media release

AHPRA and the National Boards have released their 2013/14 Annual Report on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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07 Nov 2014

South Australian woman pleads guilty to pretending to be a psychologist

A SA woman has pleaded guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court of claiming to be a registered psychologist and using health practitioner titles protected under the National Law.
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06 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands and suspends physiotherapist

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Mr Alexander Browning and suspended his registration as a physiotherapist for two months.
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06 Nov 2014

Tribunal fines and reprimands medical practitioner

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr David Evan Roberts, ordered audits of his communication with patients and fined him $15,000 for unprofessional conduct.
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27 Oct 2014

Tribunal reprimands and fines doctor for professional misconduct

The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal has found that Dr Frederick Rhys Henning engaged in unsatisfactory professional performance and professional misconduct.
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24 Oct 2014

Public consultation

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is releasing for public consultation papers on the review of the Endorsement as a nurse practitioner registration standard and associated Guidelines.
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24 Oct 2014

Public consultation

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is releasing for public consultation papers on the review of the Registration standard endorsement for scheduled medicines for eligible midwives.
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23 Oct 2014

Request for tender - Stakeholder engagement initiative

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s approach to communicating with stakeholders.
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22 Oct 2014

National Board recognises special week for occupational therapists

Occupational Therapy Board Chair highlights the important contribution of occupational therapists to the community.
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21 Oct 2014

Statement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Mr David Lance Lahey – reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration as a nurse.
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21 Oct 2014

Statement by the Podiatry Board of Australia

Mr Terrence Williams – disqualified from applying for registration for three years.
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17 Oct 2014

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards

Applications are now sought for appointments to upcoming vacancies for chairs (from practitioner members), practitioner members and community members.
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13 Oct 2014

Final-year students urged to apply for registration now

AHPRA is now calling for online applications for registration from students who are in their final year of an approved program of study.
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02 Oct 2014

Victorian man pleads guilty to pretending to be a registered dentist

Victorian man, Mr Adel Abraham, last week pleaded guilty to 12 counts of carrying out dental acts that are restricted by law and one count of pretending to be a registered dentist.
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25 Sep 2014

National Boards and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreements

Media Release - National Boards and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreements.
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24 Sep 2014

Online renewal is now open for 12 health professions

Over 150,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November.
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23 Sep 2014

Setting things right: AHPRA actions to improve consumer experience

A report recommending ways to improve consumers’ interaction with the National Scheme has been published today, along with a list of actions that AHPRA is taking to address the issues raised.
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22 Sep 2014

Queensland woman pleads guilty to pretending to be a nurse

A Queensland woman has pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court of pretending to be a registered nurse and using health practitioner titles protected under the National Law.
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11 Sep 2014

Consultation paper on National Scheme review published

An independent three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is now underway.
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11 Sep 2014

Media statement

AHPRA and the National Boards welcome important research about mandatory reporting in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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04 Sep 2014

Media statement

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and AHPRA have announced a response for some nurses and midwives caught by changes to registration requirements in February 2014.
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28 Aug 2014

Revised FAQ for internationally qualified nurses and midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia publishes revised FAQ for internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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27 Aug 2014

Media release

The National Boards have announced registration fees for their professions for 2014/15.
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25 Aug 2014

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board to run Twitter chat

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board are running a Twitter chat to discuss registration requirements for internationally qualified nurses & midwives (IQNMs).
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21 Aug 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for physiotherapists to join the Physiotherapy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels and/or the Physiotherapy Advisor List.
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18 Aug 2014

New National Board appointments and reappointment

AHPRA welcomes National Board appointments and reappointment announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.
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15 Aug 2014

Media release

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board are committed to finding a solution to help internationally qualified nurses and midwives caught by changes to registration requirements.
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14 Aug 2014

We have new homepages!

Today we have launched new homepage designs across all our websites.
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14 Aug 2014

Like our new look?

We have just updated the homepages of the AHPRA and Board websites, and we want to do much more. Tell us about your experience. Your feedback will help us further improve our websites to best meet your needs.
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12 Aug 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointments to Chiropractic Board; health performance and professional standards hearings panels and advisors.
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11 Aug 2014

Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) now available online

Registered health practitioners using the AHPRA portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
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01 Aug 2014

Media release

The Medical Board of Australia has announced the registration fees for medical practitioners for 2014/15.
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29 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for medical radiation practitioners to join the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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28 Jul 2014

#AHPRAQandA Twitter chat to discuss blood-borne virus guidelines

AHPRA is running a Twitter chat to discuss practitioners and students with a blood-borne virus.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The National Boards are calling for feedback on guidelines on the regulatory management of health practitioners with blood borne infectious diseases.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The Medical Board has made a decision to suspend the registration of Dr Nitschke.
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18 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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17 Jul 2014

Board confirms proposal to suspend

The South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia has proposed to suspend the medical registration of Dr Philip Nitschke.
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16 Jul 2014

Media release

Mr Bharath Devadas - permanently disqualified from applying for registration as a physiotherapist.
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15 Jul 2014

Management of blood borne viruses

National Boards expect practitioners to comply with CDNA guidance on and for health practitioners with blood borne viruses.
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09 Jul 2014

Request for tender: Requirements for assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has released a tender on assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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07 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for dental practitioners to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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01 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for dental practitioners to join the Dental Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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01 Jul 2014

Media release

All Boards and AHPRA have launched refreshed regulatory principles for regulating in the public interest. Today also marks our 4th birthday and new arrangements in Qld.
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27 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Medical Board of Australia.
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27 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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23 Jun 2014

Board members announced by Health Ministers

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) welcomes the new and reappointed Board members that were announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) last week.
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20 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Psychology Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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13 Jun 2014

Have your say!

Most National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines.
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10 Jun 2014

Request for tender

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to carry out a comprehensive review of the understanding and recognition of its brand identity.
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03 Jun 2014

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Midwife standards for practice - extended closure date

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has extended the closing date for a request for tender to review the Midwife standards for practice.
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30 May 2014

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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20 May 2014

Media release

Updated Advertising guidelines published today by National Boards.
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14 May 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Chiropractic Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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13 May 2014

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Midwife standards for practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a request for tender to review the Midwife standards for practice.
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07 May 2014

New National Board appointments and reappointment

AHPRA welcomes National Board appointments and reappointment announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.
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02 May 2014

Have your say! Seven National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines

Have your say! Seven National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines.
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01 May 2014

Media release

Australia's health ministers have appointed Michael Gorton AM as Chair of the Agency Management Committee, a position he will hold until September 2015.
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30 Apr 2014

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia welcome settlement of long-running case

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia today welcomed the conditional settlement of the class action arising from the criminal conduct of Dr James Latham Peters.
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29 Apr 2014

Three-year review

The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) has now published the terms of reference for the three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme).
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28 Apr 2014

AHPRA and Board welcome settlement of longstanding legal case

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia welcome settlement of long-running case.
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28 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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14 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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07 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Medical Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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28 Mar 2014

Twitter chat with AHPRA CEO

Join AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher on Friday 28 March at 12pm AEST for a twitter chat, use the hashtag #ahpraqanda.
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28 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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25 Mar 2014

Resources for the revised codes and guidelines

The Advertising FAQ (March 2014) is being regularly updated with additional questions. Check back to this page to see the latest information available.
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21 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chiropractic Board of Australia
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21 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Osteopathy Board of Australia
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21 Mar 2014

AHPRA has updated its privacy policy

To reflect recent changes made to Australian privacy laws, AHPRA has updated its privacy policy.
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13 Mar 2014

Unplanned office closure alert

The AHPRA Northern Territory office has reopened
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12 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Chiropractic Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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12 Mar 2014

AHPRA responds to parliamentary committee report

AHPRA responds to parliamentary committee report.
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11 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Pharmacy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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24 Feb 2014

Osteopathy Board of Australia's panel member recruitment

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners to join the Osteopathy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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17 Feb 2014

Media statement

Revised advertising guidelines set down National Board expectations of health practitioners.
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13 Feb 2014

Revised guidelines, code and policy released today, effective from March 2014

The National Boards have published revised guidelines and codes of conduct, and a new social media policy, which come into effect from mid-March.
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12 Feb 2014

New model for assessing qualifications of international nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a media release on the new model for assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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07 Feb 2014

National Board delegations now published on the AHPRA website

Details of decision-making powers delegated by National Boards to national committees, state and territory boards, and AHPRA will now be published on the AHPRA website.
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24 Jan 2014

Media release

The first prosecution of a National Law offence resulted in a guilty verdict and the accused person ordered to pay fines totaling $20,000.
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