We want to hear from you on the shared Code of conduct

11 Jun 2021

Have your say on the shared Code of conduct (the code) which sets out the expected professional behaviour and conduct for Chinese medicine and promotes safe care to help protect the public.

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board), along with 11 other National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), is reviewing the shared code and wants to hear from people who use it or have an interest in it. Your feedback will help to make the updated code more relevant to practitioners and better able to protect the public.

Board Chair, Professor Danforn Lim said: ‘the Board wants to hear from you to help make the updated code easy to understand and clear about what conduct is expected from practitioners, this includes wanting your feedback on whether new content on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety is clear’.

The codes sets out the professional behaviours the Board expects of registered practitioners. It can be used by the public to help them understand what to expect from registered Chinese medicine practitioners.

‘The shared Code builds cross profession understanding by setting out the same expectations of professional conduct for all health practitioners who use it. This supports inter-professional practice and contributes to safety and quality in healthcare’ said Professor Lim.

Public consultation is open until 6 July 2021. Health practitioners, anyone who sees a health practitioner, education providers and employers are invited and encouraged to have their say.

For information about how to give your feedback please see the consultation paper on the Board’s consultation page.

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