What are consultations?

The National Boards carry out wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the professions.

From time to time, they release consultation papers, asking stakeholders to provide input that will help shape registration standards, codes and guidelines, and policies.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.

For information about our consultation process, visit the Procedures page.

Public consultation: Guidelines for Advertising a regulated health service and a Framework for supervised practice

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are carrying out public consultations on:

  • revised Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service, and
  • a proposed Supervised practice framework (excluding pharmacy and psychology).

Feedback from all interested people and organisations is welcome.

The consultations have staggered end dates to allow interested people and organisations to plan their responses to the two separate consultations.

Making a submission

Feedback is invited from practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

We encourage you to use the online survey to make your submission. However, if this is not possible, you may make a written submission using the Word templates provided. Submissions should be emailed to

The questions in the online survey and the Word response templates are the same.

Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service

Released:  11 September 2019
Closes:  26 November 2019

The National Boards and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.


Public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework

Released: 11 September 2019
Closes:  17 December 2019

National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.2

Publication of submissions

The National Boards and AHPRA publish submissions at our discretion. We generally publish submissions on our websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders.

Please let us know if you do not want your submission published, or if you want us to treat all or part of it as confidential.

Submissions to these two consultations will be published on the AHPRA website. Feedback received via the online survey for each of the two consultations will be aggregated and published after the consultations close.

Please note that we will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the subject of the consultation.  

1 The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

2 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

Listed below are links to the 'Current consultations' sections of each profession:

Page reviewed 8/11/2019