Our Guidelines for mandatory notifications have been reviewed and publicly consulted on to get ready for the changes to mandatory notification requirements coming into effect in early 2020.
The updated guidelines will be published soon. You can check out the consultation draft of the revised guidelines to give you an idea of how they are shaping up.
The draft guidelines explain the requirements to make mandatory notifications under the updated legislative requirements for treating registered health practitioners, non-treating registered health practitioners, employers of registered health practitioners and education providers to make mandatory notifications under the updated legislative requirements.
If you are a registered health practitioner, employer and/or education provider who’s thinking about making a mandatory notification and need to refer to the current guidelines, follow the link below.
For registered health practitioners you are required to report ‘notifiable conduct’ by making a mandatory notification. For registered students you are required to report an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm by making a mandatory notification.
Health practitioners, employers and education providers can use the Guidelines for mandatory reporting to understand their current responsibilities to make a mandatory notification.
A public consultation has been carried out asking for people to have their say on revised guidance to help practitioners and others understand their mandatory notification obligations as part of changes to the law. The revised guidelines will take effect in early 2020.