Recent Publications

The Podiatry Council publishes guidelines and protocols as they are developed. 


Conditions Handbook

The Conditions Handbook  is a resource to assist Council, Panel, Committee and Tribunal members in the drafting of conditions (and orders) that achieve the aim of protecting the health and safety of the public, whilst also allowing health professionals to practise their profession where possible. The Handbook is a work in progress, with an Explanatory Paper and nine of the ten planned sections currently available. 

Conditions Handbook

Related documents:

Compliance Policy – Mentor This policy sets out the requirements of a practitioner subject to mentor conditions.

Position Statement - Mentor Approval This position statement sets out the criteria the Podiatry Council of NSW applies when considering approval of a mentor and the Council’s expectations of an approved mentor.

Compliance Policy - Supervision This policy sets out the requirements of a practitioner subject to a supervision condition.

Information sheet for decision makers - Considerations when imposing supervision conditions.

Position Statement - Supervisor Approval This position statement sets out the Podiatry Council’s expectations of an approved supervisor and the criteria the Podiatry Council applies when considering approval of a supervisor.


Delegations Manual

The Podiatry Council of New South Wales' Delegations Manual clearly sets out the delegation of functions and powers by the Council and its Executive Officer.

Podiatry Council of New South Wales Delegations Manual (PDF 1.1MB) (March 2016)


 

The Council's Protocols for Routine Inspections of Podiatrists is available from the link below: 

Protocols for Routine Inspections of Podiatrists  (DOCX 521.9KB)


The Podiatry Board of Australia has endorsed the 'Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare' and this is available from the link below:
 
 


Dealing with complaints - A guide for health service providers

 
This publication explains how the New South Wales (NSW) regulatory authorities deal with notifications (complaints) about health service providers in NSW. It is designed to provide an overview of the processes and powers of the Health Care Complaints Commission and the health professional Councils when handling notifications (complaints). Reviewed July 2014.
 


Chaperone Protocol

Occasionally,  a condition will be imposed on a practitioner’s registration requiring a chaperone to be present in particular circumstances.  The publication below outlines the Council’s protocol for seeking Council approval of chaperones and for demonstrating compliance with the condition.

     

    Podiatry Council of NSW Chaperone Protocol