Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
 

Gender based restrictions & chaperone protocol

Gender Based restriction

On 11 April 2017 AHPRA announced a revised approach to the Chaperone Protocol. This included the increased use of gender-based restrictions for matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct. The gender-based restrictions and the gender-based restriction protocol can be accessed below:

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Gender based restriction PDF  (54.0KB) Word version 
(571 KB,DOCX)
2 August 2017
Gender based restriction protocol PDF (61.8KB) Word version 
(573 KB,DOCX)
2 August 2017
Forms for use with gender based restrictions PDF (50.8KB) 2 August 2017

Chaperone protocol

On 11 April 2017 we announced a revised approach to the Chaperone protocol and related information sheets. The Chaperone protocol remains published as practitioners who have restrictions on their registration requiring compliance with the Chaperone protocol continue to be subject to the requirements of the Chaperone protocol and the related documents below. 

Practitioners who have restrictions on their registration requiring compliance with the Chaperone protocol continue to be subject to the requirements of the Chaperone protocol and related documents below.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Independent review of the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia PDF (629KB) Word version 
(989KB,DOCX)
February 2017
Chaperone protocol PDF (278KB) Word version 
(579KB,DOCX)
December 2016
Information sheet for chaperones approved by the Board PDF (162KB) Word version 
(571KB,DOCX)
March 2016
Information sheet for patient nominated chaperones PDF (162KB) Word version 
(571KB,DOCX)
March 2016
 
 
 
Page reviewed 3/08/2017