Codes and Guidelines

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) develops codes or guidelines that are necessary to provide guidance to health practitioners and clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Any codes and/or guidelines will be listed here as they become available.

Codes and guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Informing a National Board about where you practice PDF (287KB) Word version 
(601 KB,DOCX) 
1 September 2018
Supervision guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners  PDF (714 KB)  Word version
(502 KB,DOCX) 
From 2012 
Recency of practice: Template substantial change in scope of practice - Plan for professional development PDF (278KB) Word version
(180 KB,DOCX)
1 December 2019
Guidelines for CPD PDF (177 KB) Web page 1 December 2019
Code of conduct  PDF (186 KB)  Web page  17 March 2014 
Advance copy: Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service – in effect from 14 December 2020

For more information see Advertising resources
PDF (235 KB) Forthcoming 14 December 2020
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  PDF (155 KB)  Web page  17 March 2014 
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners* PDF (250 KB)  Web page  1 March 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students** PDF (150 KB) Web page  1 March 2020
Social media guidance   Web page 11 November 2019

Policy directions

Under Section 11 of the National Law, as in force in each state and territory, the Ministerial Council may issue a National Board with policy directions.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Policy Direction 2019-01 - Paramountcy of public protection when administering the National Scheme
Policy Direction 2019-02 - Requirements to consult with patient safety bodies and health care consumer bodies on every new and revised registration standard, code and guidelines
PDF
(2.34MB)
8 January 2020
FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ.

Additional information

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Summary of research to inform registration standards review PDF (117 KB) Word version
(30.1 KB,DOCX)
23 October 2019 

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Guidelines for recency of practice PDF (110 KB) To 30 November 2019
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF (149 KB)   To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Guidelines for CPD PDF (410 KB) To 1 December 2019
Retired version: Guidelines on grandparenting  PDF (461 KB) To 30 June 2015 
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF (474 KB) To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF (545 KB) To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (556 KB) To 16 March 2014

*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.

**The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and sections 39 and 40 of the National Law in Appendix A.

 
 
Page reviewed 17/11/2020