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Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

The 14 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions will be published soon.


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

National Boards have undertaken public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013

Submissions received

Criminal history registration standard

English language registration standard


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.

Released: 1 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions to this consultation are provided below. AHPRA and National Board’s response to the consultation feedback is also included.

Submissions received


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The 14 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) consulted on the following proposed guidelines:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
  • a Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and 
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).

Most Boards also consulted on a revised Code of conduct (either the code shared by most National Boards, or for some Boards there is a profession-specific code). Boards that did not consult on their code as part of this consultation were the Medical Board of Australia and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Below is a compilation of information about board-specific codes of conduct to assist stakeholders of multiple National Boards.

Submissions received


Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy

Released: 22 February 2013
Closed: 5 April 2013

This consultation paper welcomed feedback on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy.

The policy established a consistent approach to requests for data access and research participation across the National Scheme in accordance with the National Law and the regulatory functions of the National Boards.


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Submissions to the public consultation on international criminal history checks are progressively being published. If an organisation or individual has asked that their submission made during the preliminary consultation phase be considered in the public consultation phase, then these submissions will also be published.

Submissions received


Consultation on the definition of practice

Submissions to the public consultation are published below. If an organisation or individual has asked that their submission made during the preliminary consultation phase be considered in the public consultation phase, then these submissions are also published.

Submissions received

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting health practitioners.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
 
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