Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
 

Have your say!

13 Jun 2014

Most National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines.

Members of the community and health practitioners are invited to provide feedback on a range of important registration standards and guidelines currently in consultation.

Your response to these documents will help revise the standards that registered health practitioners must meet to maintain registration, as well as the guidelines that inform their practice

The core registration standards in consultation include:

  • 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).

Some profession-specific registration standards, guidelines and frameworks are also in consultation.

Links to the current consultations page for each Board are included in the table below:

National Board Consultation closing date Core registration standards in consultation Other profession-specific documents in consultation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice 16 June 2014 No core registration standards in consultation
Guidelines:

  • Draft Supervision Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners

Chinese Medicine 23 July 2014 No core registration standards in consultation
Guidelines:

  • Draft Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice (including Nomenclature list of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines)

 

Chinese Medicine 31 July 2014 N/A
  • Draft Supervision guidelines for Chinese medicine practitioners
Chiropractic 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance  
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Assessment of formal learning activities

Dental 14 July 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice 
  • Endorsement for conscious sedation 
  • Specialist
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development

Medical 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice
Draft revised registration standards for the four types of limited registration:

  • Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice 
  • Limited registration for area of need 
  • Limited registration in public interest 
  • Limited registration for teaching or research

Guidelines:

  • Draft guideline: Short-term training in a medical specialty for international medical graduates who are not qualified for general or specialist registration

Medical Radiation Practice 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
No profession-specific documents in consultation
Nursing and Midwifery 14 July 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development

Nursing and Midwifery 23 June 2014 N/A
  • draft revised Safety and quality framework for midwives
Optometry 14 July 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Recency of practice
No profession-specific documents in consultation
Osteopathy 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
No profession-specific documents in consultation
Pharmacy 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice 
  • Supervised practice arrangements 
  • Examinations for eligibility for general registration
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development 
  • draft Guidelines on compounding of medicines
  • draft Professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding

Physiotherapy 30 June 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice

 

 

Podiatry 14 July 2014
  • Professional indemnity insurance 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
  • Guidelines for infection control

Psychology 30 June 2014
  • General registration
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice
Guidelines:

  • Continuing professional development

Policy:

  • Recency of practice requirements

 
 
 
Page reviewed 13/06/2014