The National Boards and Ahpra have published resources to support
professional practice and safe healthcare. Below are links to professional
practice resources for all professions. Profession-specific resources are
published on National Board websites.
A checklist for practitioners to help resolve feedback and complaints made by patients, clients or carers when they are first made directly to the health provider. The checklist was developed by the Ahpra, the National Boards and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Each of the National Boards have an approved code of conduct or code of
ethics that applies to the registered health practitioners they regulate. These
codes help to keep the public safe by outlining the National Boards’
expectations of professional behavior and conduct for practitioners.
The hub contains the advertising guidelines and resources to help advertisers,
including practitioners, understand their obligations and tools to help check their
advertising is correct. There is also information about how we manage
complaints about advertising.
This guidance is to help practitioners understand and meet their obligations
under the National Law when using social media.
We’re committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. This hub has information and resources to help practitioners understand their obligations as well as examples of unsafe practise and how to report it.
Information for practitioners about the expected standards for cosmetic surgery
and cosmetic procedures.
Each of the National Boards have supervised practice processes in place.
Supervised practice provides reassurance that the practice of practitioners
being supervised is safe, competent and not putting the public at risk.
Practitioners must meet national standards for registration. There are core
registration standards for all professions and also profession-specific standards.
Information about National Board expectations of how practitioners will use
telehealth in their practice.
Seven National Boards (Chiropractic, Medical Radiation Practice, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry) have developed resources to help practitioners better understand and meet their health record management obligations. There are two resources, a summary of the guidance about record management in the shared Code of conduct and a self-reflective tool to help practitioners to assess the adequacy of their record keeping and management practises.
Information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
Information about the role and purpose of Ahpra and the National Boards, and how to check a practitioner is registered.
Public statements are issued to warn the public about serious risks posed by people, including registered practitioners, who are the subject of investigations or disciplinary proceedings.
Summaries of tribunal and court outcomes relevant to health practitioner regulation. A full library of published decisions is available on the AustLII website.
We’re committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. This hub has information and resources to help support patients considering surgery, details on what is and isn’t acceptable advertising, and how to report any unsafe behaviour or poor outcomes.
Information about how to make a complaint about advertising and how and why advertising for regulated health services should be correct.
Information about the expected behaviour of a registered health practitioner and how their care should meet standards of conduct.
Ahpra’s procedures for developing accreditation standards, registration standards, managing conflicts of interest, consultation and seeking approval of endorsements for scheduled medicines.
The Regulatory guide sets out how Ahpra and the National Boards manage notifications about the health, performance and conduct of practitioners under Part 8 of the National Law.
As part of managing a notification, National Boards may decide to refer a registered practitioner or student to a panel. Panel hearing decisions since July 2010 are listed.
COVID-19 related updates from Ahpra and the National Boards.