Practitioner

What should I know before making a complaint?

Information about who can make a complaint and the complainant's rights in the complaint process.

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...
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
Practitioner 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...

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...

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.

Performance pathway

The complaint is referred to our performance program when we agree with the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) that disciplinary action is not warranted, but there may be performance issues to address. This constructive and non-disciplinary program is focused on...

Health pathway

Under our Health Program, we manage concerns about registered health practitioners and students whose health is impaired so they may not be able to provide safe care to their patients.

What do you need to know about our processes

This section provides information for practitioners about how we manage complaints through our heath, performance or conduct pathway, depending on the issue. It also describes possible outcomes of a complaint.
About Us
We work to protect the health and safety of the public in New South Wales by managing complaints about practitioners and students. We work with the Health Care Complaints Commission to decide the best way a complaint should be managed. In its management of a complaint...

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