Policies

Council policy documents are provided here, as they are issued.


 

Code of Conduct

 
The Code of Conduct outlines the fundamental values and principles that define expected standards of behaviour and operation.

 
 

Complaint Handling Policy


This Policy provides guidance for the Podiatry Council on how to effectively respond to complaints that may arise.

Conflict of Interest Policy


This Policy states the Council’s position in relation to conflict of interest to protect the integrity of decisions and activities, and outlines the appropriate action to take when such situations occur.






Gifts and Benefits Policy


This Policy provides guidance for Council members on how to manage the offer of gifts, benefits and bribes.






Handbook for Council, Committee and Panel Members


The Handbook for Council, Committee and Penal Members has been developed to provide information in the context of the role and function of Council, Committee and Panel Members.

The Handbook includes information about the Law, Ministerial and Governor appointments, governance and HPCA support functions.

Handbook for Council, Committee and Panel Members




Member Remuneration and Payment Policy

This Policy and procedures describe members' entitlements and the payment of fees and expenses in accordance with the requirements of legislation and NSW Government policies, circulars and guidelines. It applies to members of all Councils, Tribunals, Committees and Panels, and other participants in health practitioner regulatory activities.






The Policy has two attachments and there are two versions of each - a printable version to be filled in by hand and an online auto-fill version. Both versions of the form will need to be printed out for approval and processing.

New Members and Reappointment of Members

The following procedure provides information and guidance for staff and members of Councils, Committees and Panels regarding the administrative requirements for new and reappointed members. In addition, it also identifies the annual requirements for ongoing members.

New and Reappointment of Members (including forms) Procedure

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Official Travel Policy


This Policy describes the requirements and entitlements of members of all Councils, Tribunals, Committees and Panels and HPCA staff who undertake any form of travel on official business. It complies with NSW Government policy and remuneration rates. The Policy is currently being reviewed and once completed will appear here. 

The Policy has two attachments and there are two versions of each - a printable version to be filled in by hand and an online auto-fill version. Both versions of the form will need to be printed out for approval and processing.



Domestic Travel Application Form - online auto-fill version

Public Interest Disclosures Policy

 
This Policy provides guidance for staff and members on public interest disclosures (formerly known as protected disclosure or whistleblowing).
 
         
         NSW Health Policy Directive - Public Interest Disclosures (PD2015_027)
 
 


 

Reporting Corrupt Conduct


Procedures to assist Principal Officers and others to understand their obligations under the ICAC Act to report suspected corrupt conduct and how to make reports






Risk Management


NSW Treasury has granted the Council an exemption from the requirement to attest to the governance arrangements prescribed in the Treasury Internal Audit and Risk Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector (TPP09-05) on the grounds of the administrative burden and cost of compliance. However the Council has determined to implement many of the requirements, including establishing an Audit and Risk Committee. 

The Audit and Risk Committee provides independent assistance to the HPCA and the health professional Councils in relation to their governance, risk and control frameworks, and their external accountability requirements. The Charter sets out the Committee's objectives, authority, composition and tenure, roles and responsibilities, reporting and administrative arrangements.







Serving Subpoenas and Like Documents

Information for parties seeking to serve a subpoena, summons, notice to produce or like documents on the Podiatry Council.