Under Section 38 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) must develop and recommend to Ministerial Council mandatory registration standards and any other standards relevant to the eligibility of individuals for registration in the profession.
National registration for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practice profession commenced on 1 July 2012. Revision and consultation on draft revised registration standards started in 2017 and Health Ministers approved 5 revised registration standards on 30 June 2019. The Criminal History Registration Standard has not been amended in this revision exercise.
The Board has revised 5 of its 6 registration standards. The Criminal History registration standard remains unchanged. The registration standards are now clearer, better aligned with the registration standards of other registered health professions in the National Scheme.
For more information about the revised standards read the news item.
The Advance copy of the revised standards will take effect on 1 December 2019.
Codes and Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the Codes and Guidelines section.
The following directions or approvals given by Ministerial Council to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia are published in accordance with section 17(2) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
A detailed consultation process supported the development of the Board’s registration standards.