Physiotherapy Board of Australia
Physiotherapy Board of Australia
 

Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

National Boards released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on a review of the following registration standards and guidelines: 

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements registration standard (no guideline)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) registration standard and guideline
  • Recency of practice registration standard and guideline

The Physiotherapy Board of Australia undertook public consultation on a review of the above registration standards and guidelines.

Released: 28 April 2014
Closed: 30 June 2014

Submissions will be published soon.


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

National Boards are undertaking public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013  

Submissions will be published soon.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions will be published soon.


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The 14 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) are consulting on the following proposed guidelines:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
  • Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).

Most Boards are also consulting on a revised Code of conduct that is shared by 11 of the 14 National Boards, with some profession-specific modifications for some Boards (marked by an asterisk):

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia 
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia* 
  • Chiropractic Board of Australia* 
  • Dental Board of Australia 
  • Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia* 
  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia 
  • Optometry Board of Australia* 
  • Osteopathy Board of Australia 
  • Pharmacy Board of Australia* 
  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and 
  • Podiatry Board of Australia.

The consultation paper below includes the revised guidelines that all National Boards are consulting on, and the shared Code of conduct that the Board is consulting on.

The Boards with profession specific codes are Psychology Board of Australia, Medical Board of Australia and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Only the Psychology Board is consulting on its code at this time; with Nursing and Midwifery and Medicine consulting separately at a later date.

Please provide feedback by email to guidelinesconsultation@ahpra.gov.au by close of business on Thursday 30 May 2013.  


Consultation paper on review of accreditation arrangements for the first ten professions to enter the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

Released: 20 September 2012 
Closed: 2 November 2012

 

Submissions received

 


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012

Submissions received can be found on the AHPRA website.


Draft Accreditation Standard for the Assessment of Programs of Study (Stage 2)

Closed: 18th November 2011

The consultation paper and submissions can be found on the Australian Physiotherapy Council website.   


Definition of Practice

Released: 4 October 2011
Closed: 2 December 2011

Consultation Paper on Definition of Practice (443 KB,PDF)

 

Submissions received

 

Submissions will be displayed in due course.


 

Physiotherapy Registration Standard Guidelines Limited Registration

 Released: 1 November 2010
Closed: 29 November 2010

Consultation paper on Physiotherapy Registration Standard Guidelines Limited Registration (291 KB,PDF)  

 

Submissions Received

 

ACT Physiotherapy Board (86.7 KB,PDF) 
Australian Physiotherapy Association (165 KB,PDF)
Australian Physiotherapy Council (51.2 KB,PDF)
Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia & New Zealand (153 KB,PDF) 
NSW Physiotherapy Board (430 KB,PDF)
Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (70.6 KB,PDF) 
SA Board of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (83.4 KB,PDF) 
University of South Australia submission (42.6 KB,PDF)
University of Western Australia (108 KB,PDF)
WA Physiotherapy Board (94.0 KB,PDF) 
Health Workforce Principal Committee Submission (75.1 KB,PDF) 


 

Draft Supervision Guidelines

Released: 9 June 2011
Closed: 1 August 2011

Consultation document on Draft Supervision Guidelines (573 KB,PDF)

Please note that your comments will be published on the Board's website unless you request otherwise.

 

Submissions Received

 

ACT Physiotherapy Board (458 KB,PDF) 
NSW Health (1.12 MB,PDF) 
Optometry Board of Australia (547 KB,PDF) 
SA Board of Physiotherapy (488 KB,PDF) 
VIVIR Healthcare (585 KB,PDF) 
Council of Physiotherapy Deans (1.10 MB,PDF) 


Draft registration standard and guidelines on limited registration

Released: 9 June 2011
Closed: 1 August 2011

Consultation on Draft Registration Standard and Guideliens on limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice and limited registration in the public interest

 

Submissions Received

 

ACT Board of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (459 KB,PDF)
Council of Physiotherapy Deans (1.10 MB,PDF)
NSW Health (1.13 MB,PDF) 
Pharmacy Board of Australia (489 KB,PDF) 
NSW Board of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (468 KB,PDF)
Optometry Board of Australia (547 KB,PDF)
Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (478 KB,PDF) 
SA Board of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (488 KB,PDF)
University of Tasmania (471 KB,PDF) 
WA Board of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (1.49 MB,PDF)
VIVIR Healthcare (571 KB,PDF)

 

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting physiotherapists.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
 
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