Practitioner

Good practice to prescribing and dispensing compounded medicines

The Pharmacy Board of Australia and Medical Board of Australia have released a joint statement to remind pharmacists and medical practitioners of their respective responsibilities relating to compounded medicines which in turn will protect patients. A compounded...

Counselling interviews with the Psychology Council - what to expect

When complaints and notifications about a psychologist are made to the Psychology Council of New South Wales – either by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), practitioners (psychological, medical or other) or clients themselves – one of the...

Codeine to be script-only

Pain is a significant health burden for many Australians, with up to one in five Australians living with chronic pain. A large proportion of the population rely on over the counter combination medicines containing codeine to manage this pain. However, from 1 February...

Chiropractic Council announces increase in NSW registration fees for 2017/18

The Chiropractic Council of New South Wales has announced an increase in the complaints component of the registration fee for NSW chiropractors for 2017/18 to better regulate the profession in NSW and protect public health and safety. For chiropractors with a principal...
About Us
Health professional councils work to protect the health and safety of the public in New South Wales by managing complaints about practitioners and students. Councils work with the Health Care Complaints Commission to decide the best way a complaint should be managed...

Conduct pathway

Conduct issues generally relate to behavioural acts or omissions and often go to the question of character. The conduct pathway allows the Council to manage complaints that may constitute unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct.
Mandatory notifications
Health practitioners and their employers, as well as education providers, also have mandatory reporting (notifications) responsibilities under the National Law (NSW). Education providers, registered health practitioners and their employers must tell AHPRA if they have...
Reviewing or appealing a decision
Practitioners with conditions imposed on their registration can ask for the conditions to be changed or removed, or a suspension lifted following a review process. Practitioners should seek advice from their professional indemnity insurer or legal representative before...

Self notify about certain events

A registered health practitioner or student must give the National Board that registered the practitioner or student written notice of the event within 7 days after becoming aware that a relevant (notifiable) event has occurred in relation to the practitioner or...

You have conditions on your registration

Conditions are imposed on your registration only when it is necessary to restrict your registration to protect public safety. The conditions may require you to do something or may limit the way you practice. All conditions are specific to each individual case. Usually...

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