Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia - Media release

Media release

20 Nov 2013

The National Board is reminding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners to renew registration by 30 November.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners reminded to renew registration on time

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners due to renew their registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.

About 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners with general or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.

National Board Chair Peter Pangquee said about 40 per cent of practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.

‘It’s great to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners heeding the call to renew online and on time,’ Mr Pangquee said.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.

‘Anyone who may not have received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 to check that their registered contact details are up to date,’ Mr Pangquee said.

As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.

‘I urge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners who have not yet renewed their registration to act now by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Mr Pangquee said.

Practitioners, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the national register of practitioners and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.

The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners:

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

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

 
 
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