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Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public Consultation - Regulation of health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Released: 27 November 2023
Closed: 1 March 2024 (Consultation was extended for four weeks)

Ahpra and National Boards are reforming the regulation of registered health practitioners who work in the cosmetics sector in Australia, to improve practice and standards, public safety and informed consumer choice.

We consulted on three documents below related to the regulation of registered health practitioners who perform and advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

  1. Guidelines for nurses who perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures (nurses practice guidelines – applies to nurses only)
  2. Guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures (shared practice guidelines – applies to registered health practitioners excluding medical practitioners and nurses)
  3. Guidelines for registered health practitioners who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures (advertising guidelines – applies to all registered health practitioners).

Submissions will be published on the Ahpra website.


Public consultation – Review of the Criminal history registration standard and other work to improve public safety

Released: 3 August 2023
Closed:
29 September 2023

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards invited stakeholders to have their say as part of a review of the Criminal history registration standard (the criminal history standard).

The review, which was part of the work of our blueprint for reform to strengthen public safety in health regulation, which has a focus on sexual misconduct in healthcare, sought feedback on the current version of the criminal history standard, as well as comments on the future direction of other focus areas of work to improve public safety in health regulation including: 

  • our plan to better explain and publish more information about how we make decisions about criminal history and about professional misconduct by registered health practitioners
  • whether we can publish information about practitioners who are registered again after being removed from practice because of serious professional misconduct, and
  • more support for people who are affected by professional misconduct by registered health practitioners.

The consultation formed phase one of our work to review the Criminal history standard and ensured we received a range of views before a revised criminal history standard is developed and another opportunity is provided for stakeholders to comment (phase two).

Submissions will be published to the Ahpra website.


Public consultation – scheduled review of National scheme accreditation arrangements

Released: 14 December 2022
Closed: 14 February 2023

National Boards and Ahpra are reviewing the current accreditation arrangements for the national health practitioner regulatory scheme to prepare for the next period to mid-2029.

The current accreditation arrangements end on 30 June 2024 for all professions except paramedicine, which end on 30 November 2023. The National Boards and Ahpra intend to complete this scheduled review by May 2023 to inform National Boards’ decisions on arrangements for the next period and provide certainty for the future. The last scheduled review and public consultation on accreditation arrangements was in 2018.

This consultation is a key stage of the review and aims to confirm performance and progress on current accreditation priorities and will inform the priorities for the next period, including how progress in priority areas could be measured.


Public consultation on the review of the shared Code of conduct

Released: 11 May 2021
Closed: 6 July 2021

Ahpra and the 12 National Boards that share a Code of conduct carried out a public consultation on a revised shared Code. The National Boards invited practitioners, stakeholders and the community to give feedback on the revised Code of conduct.

Consultation documents, the Patient and Consumer Health and Safety Impact Assessment and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework

Released: 11 September 2019
Closed:  17 December 2019

National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and Ahpra carried 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.

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


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

Released:  11 September 2019
Closed:  26 November 2019

The National Boards and Ahpra carried 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.

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for mandatory notifications

The 15 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) released for public consultation draft guidelines on Mandatory notifications.

Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 6 November 2019

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on review of accreditation arrangements – assignment of accreditation functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have completed public consultation as part of a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current terms of assignment of accreditation functions end.  

Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018

Submissions and a brief consultation report are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.

Released: 13 April 2018
Closed: 25 May 2018

Submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on changes to the rules for being a registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner

Released: 13 March 2018
Closed: 4 May 2018


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website. 


Public consultation on Draft Supervision Guidelines

Released: 30 May 2014
Closed: 16 June 2014

Four submissions were received and each submitter requested that their submission not be published.


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Draft accreditation standards and process

Released: 30 July 2013
Closed: 6 September 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee conducted a public consultation on draft accreditation standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice programs of study and the education providers offering them.

See the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee page for more details.


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared
Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care worker roles should be regulated based on an assessment of risk to the public?

What qualifications should be regarded as the appropriate educational preparation for the registration of these practitioners?

Released: 15 January 2013 Closed: 22 February 2013

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Accreditation Committee Membership

Released: 27 January 2012
Closed: 15 March 2012

Submissions received


CPD, Grandparenting and Recency of Practice  

Released: 27 January 2012
Closed: 1 March 2012

Submissions received


Advertising Guidelines, Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications

Released: 22 November 2011
Closed: 9 January 2012

Submissions received


Proposed Registration Standards

Released: 5 September 2011
Closed: 10 October 2011

Submissions received


Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.

We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact us, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.

Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 

 
 
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