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

02 May 2014

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

Members of the community and health practitioners are invited to have their say on a range of important registration standards and guidelines that are being consulted on by seven of the National Boards. These documents determine what standards registered health practitioners must meet and will be held accountable against.

The consultations close on 30 June 2014 and members of the public and health practitioners are encouraged to provide feedback.

The Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medical, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy Boards are consulting on their core registration standards for:

  • professional indemnity insurance (the insurance arrangements practitioners must have in place to practice)
  • continuing professional development (the ongoing professional development practitioners must undertake every year to remain registered), and
  • recency of practice (how recently practitioners must have practised in order to be considered safe to continue or go back to practice after a break).

Of the core registration standards, the Psychology Board of Australia is consulting on the continuing professional development and recency of practice only at this stage.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is currently consulting on the Safety and quality framework for midwives and will be consulting on the core registrations standards soon.

Most of the seven Boards are also consulting on profession-specific guidelines as well as some profession-specific registration standards.

To read the consultation documents and find out how to provide feedback, please follow the links on the left hand column of the below table.

Current consultations

National Board (Follow the links to go to the current consultations page for each Board) Core registration standards being consulted on Other profession-specific documents being consulted on
 Chiropratic
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
  • Guidelines: Continuing professional development 
  • Guidelines: Formal learning activities
 Medical
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
  • Registration standard: Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice
  • Registration standard: Limited registration for area of need
  • Registration standard: Limited registration in public interest
  • Registration standard: Limited registration for teaching or research
  • Guidelines: Short-term training in a medical specialty for international medical graduates who are not qualified for general or specialist registration
Nursing and Midwifery  N/A (Will consult on the core registration standards soon)
  • Safety and quality framework for registered midwives
Osteopathy
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice

N/A

Pharmacy 
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
  • Guidelines: Compounding
  • Professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding
  • Registration standard: Supervised practice arrangements
  • Registration standard: Examinations for eligibility for general registration
  • Guidelines: Continuing professional development
Physiotherapy 
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
  • Guidelines: Continuing professional development
  • Guidelines: Recency of Practice 
Psychology 
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
  • Registration standard: General
  • Guidelines: Continuing professional development
  • Policy: Recency of practice requirements 
 
 
 
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