News

Read the latest news from Ahpra and catch up on previous news releases. For media enquiries relating to Ahpra and the Boards phone (03) 8708 9200.   

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News from Ahpra

20 Oct 2021

Practitioner facing sexual assault charges remains suspended

The Victorian and Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has confirmed a decision of the Medical Board of Australia to suspend the registration of a Melbourne neurologist and physician facing sexual assault charges.
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13 Oct 2021

Call for applications - Ahpra Community Advisory Council

Consumers and advocates: Help shape health regulation works in Australia!
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07 Oct 2021

Medical practitioner reprimanded, registration cancelled and disqualified for seven years for a serious criminal offence

A tribunal has found a medical practitioner engaged in professional misconduct by communicating to make a child amenable to sexual activity.
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06 Oct 2021

Making room to improve

In this episode of Taking care, our guests talk about the science and theories that underpin patient safety.
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06 Oct 2021

Online renewal for health practitioners is now open

Health practitioners across 13 professions have until 30 November 2021 to renew their general, specialist or non-practising registration.
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05 Oct 2021

Revised regulatory principles – supporting trust and confidence in regulated health professions

The revised regulatory principles encourage a culturally safe, responsive and risk-based approach to regulation. 
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01 Oct 2021

Call for applications - Agency Management Committee vacancies

Applications are now sought for appointment to the Agency Management Committee from members of the community with expertise in:
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23 Sep 2021

Chiropractor suspended for promoting antivaccination material

A Victorian chiropractor has been suspended for six months for professional misconduct which included linking childhood vaccination to poison and permitting an antivaccination movie to be shown in his clinic.
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22 Sep 2021

Thousands more health practitioners granted temporary registration able to join the pandemic response

From today, thousands of extra health practitioners can join the COVID-19 response through a new temporary sub-register established by Ahpra and the National Boards. 
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22 Sep 2021

Tribunal suspends nurse after misogynistic social media posts

A tribunal has reprimanded and suspended a nurse after he published ‘disgraceful’ content about women on social media. 
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22 Sep 2021

Tribunal disqualifies former nurse after theft from employer

A tribunal has reprimanded a former nurse and disqualified her from reapplying for registration for one year after she stole at least $10,000 from her employer. 
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16 Sep 2021

SA doctor gets longest ever ban from practising

A South Australian general practitioner will never practise again following a 25-year ban by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal).
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15 Sep 2021

Graduating soon? Be ready to start work – apply now

Once you are registered, you can work anywhere in Australia.
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14 Sep 2021

National Boards set fees for 2021-2022

National Boards for the 16 regulated health professions and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced annual registration fees for 2021–2022.
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08 Sep 2021

Former nurse fined $8,000 for practising after registration lapsed

A former enrolled nurse in Queensland who continued to practise after his registration lapsed was today fined $8,000 and convicted of a charge brought by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). He was also ordered to pay Ahpra’s legal costs of $1,500.
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08 Sep 2021

26,000 practitioners on the pandemic sub-register able to better support the COVID-19 response

More than 26,000 registered health practitioners can step up to further support the COVID-19 health system response following changes made by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards to the temporary pandemic response sub-register.
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08 Sep 2021

Long COVID and the role of physiotherapy: new podcast episode now live

Today is World Physiotherapy Day, a celebration of the unity and solidarity of the global physiotherapy community. This year’s theme is long COVID and safe rehabilitation.
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06 Sep 2021

Call for applications - List of Approved Persons for hearing panels

Applications are being sought for appointment to the List of Approved Persons (LAP) for hearing panels from active and engaged consumers or community advisors who can represent the interests of the community and health practitioners who hold registration with one of the following professions:
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31 Aug 2021

Andrew Denton joins doctors Nola Maxfield and Cameron McLaren to discuss Voluntary Assisted Dying

In Ahpra’s second conversation on Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD), Taking care host Tash Miles speaks with television and podcast presenter and founder of Go Gentle Australia, Andrew Denton, oncologist Dr Cameron McLaren and regional Victoria GP Dr Nola Maxfield.
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30 Aug 2021

COVID-19 and vaccines: Get the best advice for you and your family

You need reliable, evidence-based information to be able to make good choices about your healthcare. But in a climate thick with commentary about COVID-19 and vaccines, how do you sort fact from fiction? A joint statement from Ahpra and the National Boards, the Health Care Complaints Commission, the Office of the Health Ombudsman and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
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27 Aug 2021

Research and evaluation framework that aims to embed strong research culture published

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have today published the Research and evaluation framework (the framework), the guiding document that outlines how Ahpra and the National Boards prioritise, carry out, manage and assess research and evaluation related to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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26 Aug 2021

Nurse has registration cancelled and is disqualified for three years

A tribunal has ordered that a nurse’s registration be cancelled, and she be disqualified from applying for registration for three years for misappropriating Lignocaine from her workplace.
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23 Aug 2021

Tribunal imposes conditions on medical practitioner’s registration

A tribunal has imposed conditions on a medical practitioner’s registration for unsatisfactory conduct and/or performance after he sought review of the Board’s original decision.
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20 Aug 2021

GP suspended for professional misconduct after sexual assault conviction

A tribunal has suspended a general practitioner for three months for professional misconduct after he was convicted in 2017 of sexually assaulting a friend after a night of heavy drinking.
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18 Aug 2021

The law and patient choice with end-of-life care

Prompted by the changes to Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in some states, in the latest episode of Taking care we discuss what greater patient choice in end-of-life care looks like for patients and practitioners.
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17 Aug 2021

Suspension and conditions for pharmacist who misappropriated medications

A South Australian pharmacist has been suspended for a month and has had conditions imposed on his registration after being found to have misappropriated medications for his personal use.
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11 Aug 2021

New independent accreditation committee established

A new independent accreditation committee has been established by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) in line with Health Ministers’ policy direction issued earlier this year and as a key element of Health Ministers’ response to the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems Final Report.
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06 Aug 2021

Psychologist has been reprimanded, cancelled, disqualified and prohibited until 2026 for engaging in professional misconduct

A former Victorian psychologist has been reprimanded, had his registration cancelled, has been disqualified from applying for registration and prohibited from providing health services until February 2026 for engaging in professional misconduct.
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03 Aug 2021

Rural healthcare: the student perspective

Caring for rural and remote communities can be a challenging and rewarding career path. In our latest Taking care episode, we speak with three health students on their study journey and how they are supporting their communities.
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28 Jul 2021

You may notice that our public register looks a little different

We’ve launched a new-look public register with enhanced search capabilities.
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22 Jul 2021

Medical practitioner has registration cancelled for performing inappropriate internal examination

A South Australian general practitioner has been permanently prohibited from providing any health service after performing an internal examination of a female patient without adequate explanation of the purpose of the examination and without adequate informed consent.
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22 Jul 2021

Medical practitioner’s practise restricted for inappropriate prescribing

A tribunal has reprimanded a medical practitioner and prohibited him from accessing or prescribing any testosterone or growth hormone related peptides.
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21 Jul 2021

Leading female surgeons on the challenges and changes they would like to see

In a special two-part series of Taking care, we discuss the challenges, rewards and barriers for female surgeons.
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15 Jul 2021

Unregistered dentist pleads guilty to 11 charges

An unregistered Victorian dentist who continued to practise has been fined $5,000 after pleading guilty to 11 charges brought by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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07 Jul 2021

Meeting women in surgery – Part 1

In this episode of Taking care, host Susan Biggar talks with two female surgeons to discuss the challenges of working in a demanding career where women continue to be significantly underrepresented.
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07 Jul 2021

Tribunal sets aside conditions on medical practitioner’s registration

A tribunal has set aside the decision of the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to impose conditions on the registration of a medical practitioner following allegations of inappropriate conduct and/or performance.
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06 Jul 2021

Tribunal orders cancellation of registration

A tribunal has ordered that a nurse’s registration be cancelled after she misappropriated fentanyl from her workplace.
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06 Jul 2021

Tribunal orders two-year disqualification for former nurse

A tribunal has ordered that a former nurse be reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for two years for professional misconduct. 
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01 Jul 2021

Practitioner facing sexual assault charges loses appeal against suspension

A Melbourne medical practitioner remains suspended after losing his appeal against immediate action taken by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board).
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30 Jun 2021

No place for sexism, sexual harassment or violence in healthcare

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards are reminding practitioners that there is no place for sexism, sexual harassment or gendered violence in healthcare.
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28 Jun 2021

Who's who in medical regulation

A podcast explaining how co-regulation of registered health practitioners works in New South Wales has been released by the Medical Council of NSW.
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23 Jun 2021

General practitioner disqualified for inappropriately prescribing peptides

A tribunal has suspended a general practitioner for nine months for professional misconduct after he inappropriately prescribed peptides and other substances to 10 patients and to himself.
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22 Jun 2021

Fake cosmetic doctor convicted following prosecution by Ahpra

Following two separate investigations and a prosecution by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), Ms Aliaa Mohammed Elmetwally Ismaeli Sherif has today been convicted of 10 charges under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law) and fined $15,000 by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria at Ringwood.
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22 Jun 2021

Tribunal reprimands enrolled nurse for professional misconduct

A Victorian enrolled nurse has been reprimanded and prohibited from working in aged-care health services until 22 December 2022, for fraudulently obtaining and using a resident’s credit card details.
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22 Jun 2021

Health practitioners in the C-suite

This fortnight’s Taking care episode explores the challenges, rewards and lessons on the path to management in healthcare. 
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17 Jun 2021

Promotion of COVID-19 vaccinations: further information for healthcare practitioners and other advertisers

The Therapeutic Goods Administration and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency have published a joint statement today about the promotion of COVID-19 vaccinations.
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16 Jun 2021

Pharmacist reprimanded for having personal relationships with two patients

A tribunal has reprimanded and imposed conditions on a pharmacist’s registration for professional misconduct by having personal and sexual relations with two patients.
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08 Jun 2021

Mental health and the power of the lived experience - podcast episode

In this episode of Taking care, we speak to Maggie Toko, an impressive leader and advocate for those living with mental health issues.
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01 Jun 2021

Supreme Court of SA extends optometrist's disqualification period following Board appeal

The Supreme Court of South Australia has extended the disqualification period imposed on former Adelaide optometrist Ashok Bhoola from one to five years after he changed the results of patient sight tests without clinical justification more than 400 times.
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28 May 2021

What’s the future of aged care? New podcast episode

In this episode of Taking care, we hear from experts on aged care. What could or should the future hold for Australia’s aged care system? Host Tash Miles speaks with Dr Linda Mellors, CEO and Managing Director of Regis Aged Care, Allyson Warrington, CEO of Community Based Support Tasmania and a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and geriatrician, Dr Joseph Ibrahim.
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27 May 2021

Improvements made to notifier confidentiality safeguards

All improvements recommended in the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman’s (NHPO) Review of confidentiality safeguards for people making notifications about health practitioners have now been implemented or are underway.
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25 May 2021

Ahpra newsletter released

Read about our work in health practitioner regulation in the latest Ahpra Report newsletter.
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21 May 2021

Optometrist fined for practising after registration lapsed

A Sydney-based optometrist who continued practising after his registration lapsed has been fined $7,700 after pleading guilty to nine charges brought by Ahpra.  He was also ordered to pay Ahpra’s legal costs of $4,813.40.
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20 May 2021

Medical practitioner reprimanded and suspended for six months

A tribunal has found that a general practitioner engaged in professional misconduct for inappropriate prescribing, failing to keep adequate records and failing to provide adequate healthcare to patients.
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18 May 2021

Health practitioners encouraged to book in for COVID-19 vaccination

Health practitioners have started receiving emails from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency on behalf of state and territory health departments encouraging them to book in for their COVID-19 vaccination.
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14 May 2021

Sexual assault of patient results in five-year disqualification from applying for registration

A former psychiatrist who sexually assaulted a female patient has been disqualified by a tribunal from applying for registration for five years.
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12 May 2021

Have your say on the professional behaviour crucial to public safety

Twelve National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have launched a public consultation on a revised shared Code of conduct for 12 registered health professions across Australia.
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07 May 2021

Psychologist reprimanded and disqualified for 18 months

A Victorian psychologist has been reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for 18 months for professional misconduct after he failed to comply with audit and supervision conditions.
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06 May 2021

Deceptive GP reprimanded and disqualified for two years

A tribunal has reprimanded a former Victorian general practitioner and disqualified him from applying for registration for two years for professional misconduct after holding out a member of his staff as a registered health practitioner when they were not, misleading regulators and failing to practise medicine safely.
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04 May 2021

Chiropractor registration cancelled for inappropriately touching patients

A Perth chiropractor has had his registration cancelled and been disqualified from applying for registration as a health practitioner for four and a half years after he was found to have inappropriately touched five female patients.
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04 May 2021

Medical practitioner suspended for inappropriate prescribing

A tribunal has reprimanded a medical practitioner and suspended him from practice for three months for inappropriate prescribing, poor record keeping and providing false and misleading information.
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04 May 2021

Kindness in healthcare - new podcast episode

Host Susan Biggar is joined by Dr Braithwaite and Dr Anna van der Gaag to discuss kindness across the healthcare spectrum, from regulatory strategies and leadership techniques, to compassion in workplaces.
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30 Apr 2021

The death of Ms Dhu in police custody

Statement by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Medical Board of Australia.
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22 Apr 2021

Pharmacist fined $38,000 for practising while suspended

A New South Wales pharmacist who continued to practise after his registration was suspended has been convicted and fined a total of $38,000 following charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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21 Apr 2021

Finding of professional misconduct by tribunal over sexual assault by a former enrolled nurse

A tribunal has found the behaviour of a Victorian enrolled nurse constituted professional misconduct, after he was found guilty for a criminal charge of sexual assault.
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20 Apr 2021

Opening the door to accessible healthcare: New podcast episode

In the latest Taking care podcast episode, host Tash Miles talks to two health consumer advocates about what accessible healthcare means and what it needs to look like for all communities.
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16 Apr 2021

Dentist fined $10,000 for practising after registration lapsed

A Perth-based dental practitioner who continued practising after allowing her registration to lapse has been fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to nine charges.
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08 Apr 2021

Vaccine rollout support from retired practitioners

Ahpra and National Boards have extended the support available from retired nurses, doctors and other registered health practitioners on the pandemic response sub-register for a further 12 months from this week. This was done in response to a request by the Australian Government.
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31 Mar 2021

Psychologist’s registration cancelled for sexual boundary violations

A tribunal has cancelled a psychologist’s registration and disqualified him for applying for registration for three years, for professional misconduct. The practitioner appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of South Australia. The appeal was dismissed.
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31 Mar 2021

First ‘Understanding the Tasmanian Health Complaints System’ sessions held in Hobart this month

In a Tasmanian first, the main organisations in the state’s health complaints system jointly hosted the first ‘Understanding the Tasmanian Health Complaints System’ sessions earlier this month.
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31 Mar 2021

The pursuit of professionalism - new podcast episode

In this fortnight’s Taking care episode, Tash Miles is joined by Dr Gerald Hickson, founder of the United States based Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy. 
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30 Mar 2021

Regulators thank health practitioners as pandemic response sub-register starts to close

Regulators are thanking health practitioners on the pandemic response sub-register which will be closed 12 months after it was established in response to COVID-19.
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29 Mar 2021

GP reprimanded and has conditions imposed on registration for inappropriate prescribing

A tribunal has reprimanded a Queensland general practitioner and imposed conditions on his registration for professional misconduct after he inappropriately prescribed performance enhancing medications to nine patients over a seven-year period.
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26 Mar 2021

Doctor pleads guilty to practising while unregistered

A South Australian palliative care doctor who continued to practise after failing to renew their registration has pleaded guilty following prosecution by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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23 Mar 2021

Help strengthen public protection: Consultation on revised regulatory principles for the National Scheme now open

The National Boards and Ahpra are seeking public feedback on revised regulatory principles for the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme).
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18 Mar 2021

Tribunal suspends medical practitioner who had relationship with patient

A medical practitioner who breached professional boundaries by having an intimate personal and sexual relationship with a patient has had his registration suspended by a tribunal.
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16 Mar 2021

Brett Sutton and Jeannette Young on how the pandemic affected their professional and personal lives - new podcast episode

In this episode of Taking care, host Susan Biggar speaks with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Adjunct Professor Brett Sutton, and Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young. 
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12 Mar 2021

Enrolled nurse suspended by tribunal for viewing patient records without authorisation

An enrolled nurse who viewed patient records without any clinical justification or authorisation has had her registration suspended by a tribunal.
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09 Mar 2021

Registered health practitioners and students: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The National Boards and Ahpra have published a joint statement today to help registered health practitioners and students understand what’s expected of them in giving, receiving and advising on and sharing information about COVID-19 vaccination.
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02 Mar 2021

The impact of the pandemic on our eyes - new podcast episode

With our changing lives and new patterns, have you stopped to think about how the pandemic might have affected eye health?
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26 Feb 2021

Medical practitioner disqualified for inappropriate prescribing

A Victorian medical practitioner has been reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for 14 months, after he inappropriately prescribed medications and was dishonest with the Medical Board of Australia.
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24 Feb 2021

Policy direction welcomed by Ahpra and National Boards with new committee to be established

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards have welcomed a new policy direction from the Health Council, to support Health Ministers’ February 2020 response to the recommendations of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems Final Report (ASR Final Report).
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22 Feb 2021

Former enrolled nurse fined after Ahpra prosecution

A former enrolled nurse has been fined in a Victorian court for holding herself out as registered and administering cosmetic injectables while she was suspended, following a charge filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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16 Feb 2021

Diversity in the Australian health workforce

What makes a safe and qualified doctor? Why do we need a diverse health workforce, and how do we ensure we have one? These are some of the big questions guiding this episode of our podcast Taking care.
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15 Feb 2021

Psychologist disqualified and prohibited for boundary violations

A tribunal has disqualified a psychologist from applying for registration and prohibited her from providing any mental health, psychological or counselling services for two years after finding the practitioner’s boundary violations with a patient amounted to professional misconduct.
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12 Feb 2021

Nurse’s registration cancelled after having an inappropriate relationship with two patients

A tribunal has cancelled a nurse’s registration and disqualified her from applying for registration until 31 August 2021, for having inappropriate relationships with two vulnerable patients.
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11 Feb 2021

Suspended psychologist convicted by Victorian court

A Victorian court has convicted suspended psychologist, Dr Brian Hickman, of holding himself out as a registered psychologist following charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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11 Feb 2021

Pharmacist disqualified from practice after being found guilty of serious drug offences

A pharmacist charged with a range of serious drug offences has been reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for three years after a tribunal finding of professional misconduct.
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10 Feb 2021

Medical practitioner's registration cancelled by tribunal for boundary violations

A tribunal has cancelled a medical practitioner’s registration for professional boundary violations and disqualified him from applying for registration for six years.
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09 Feb 2021

Suspended psychologist convicted and fined by New South Wales court

A suspended psychologist has been convicted and fined by a New South Wales court for holding himself out as a registered psychologist following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). 
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08 Feb 2021

General practitioner reprimanded and disqualified for nine months

A tribunal has found a formerly registered Western Australian general practitioner engaged in professional misconduct for inappropriate prescribing and failure to provide adequate healthcare.
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03 Feb 2021

Call for Applications – has now been extended

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA or the Board) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals from across Australia to be included in the Board’s list of approved clinical assessors.
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03 Feb 2021

Former Bacchus Marsh nursing director gets 10 year ban

A former Victorian nurse and midwife who was employed at Bacchus Marsh Hospital as Director of Nursing has been reprimanded by a tribunal and disqualified from applying for registration for 10 years for  4 findings of professional misconduct.
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02 Feb 2021

Through the eyes of a rural GP- new podcast ep

What is life like for a doctor in the Kimberley? In this latest episode of Taking care, we hear about  the journey of GP Dr Katie Gault, and the work that she does with the community in Derby, Western Australia. 
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01 Feb 2021

Medical practitioner reprimanded after failing to comply with conditions on registration

A Tribunal has reprimanded a medical practitioner, imposed conditions on her registration and ordered her to pay Ahpra’s costs after she failed to comply with conditions on her registration which required her to attend for urine drug screening (UDS).
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29 Jan 2021

Bonus podcast episode – un-learning and re-learning the meaning of January 26

In this special Taking care episode, we bring you an important conversation about the meaning of January 26 as Ahpra and the National Boards strive to embed cultural safety in the health system.
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29 Jan 2021

Tribunal reprimand and disqualify chiropractor after serious criminal offending

A former Victorian chiropractor has been reprimanded by a tribunal and disqualified from applying for registration for eight years.
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28 Jan 2021

WA GP suspended for six months for professional misconduct

A general practitioner in Western Australia has been reprimanded and had his registration suspended for six months for professional misconduct after he acted inappropriately towards a member of staff at a pharmacy.
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22 Jan 2021

Tribunal reprimands pharmacist for unsafe dispensing

A pharmacist who dispensed medication in an unsafe dosage has been reprimanded by a tribunal and ordered to do more education.
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21 Jan 2021

Tribunal disqualifies nurse from applying for registration

A South Australian nurse has been reprimanded by a tribunal and had her registration cancelled for professional misconduct.
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21 Jan 2021

Tribunal cancels nurse's registration for professional misconduct

A registered nurse who put offensive statements on Facebook has had his registration cancelled by a tribunal for professional misconduct.
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21 Jan 2021

Psychologist disqualified for serious boundary violations

A tribunal has disqualified a psychologist for five years for serious boundary violations.
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20 Jan 2021

Tribunal restricts medical practitioner from performing surgical procedures

A tribunal has imposed conditions on the registration of a medical practitioner which restricts him from performing certain surgical procedures.
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19 Jan 2021

GP’s registration cancelled for excessive prescribing of drugs of dependence

A tribunal has cancelled a general practitioner’s registration for excessive prescribing of drugs of dependence and for providing false or misleading evidence.
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19 Jan 2021

GP's registration cancelled for three years

A tribunal has cancelled a general practitioner’s registration for breaching the conditions on his registration.
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19 Jan 2021

The future of telehealth - new podcast episode

What have we learnt about healthcare delivery during the pandemic and what role will telehealth play in the future delivery of care?
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08 Jan 2021

Interested in becoming a National Board member? Register now for our upcoming webinar to find out what is involved

Are you passionate about healthcare and protecting the public? Would you like to know more about the role of Board members in the National Scheme regulating registered health practitioners from 16 professions?
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07 Jan 2021

Tribunal disqualifies former nurse for serious professional misconduct

A tribunal has disqualified a former nurse for professional misconduct that included falsifying training certificates and altering patient records.
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News Archives

2020

29 Dec 2020

Tribunal disqualifies a former dentist from applying for registration for five years

A former dentist convicted of fraud has been reprimanded by a tribunal and disqualified from applying for registration for five years.
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29 Dec 2020

Call for applications: Expressions of interest for inclusion in the CMBA list of approved clinical assessors

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA or the Board) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals from across Australia to be included in the Board’s list of approved clinical assessors.
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22 Dec 2020

Man convicted of holding out individuals as health practitioners at aged care facilities

A man who allowed unregistered individuals to provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy services to aged care residents in Victoria today pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court of Victoria following charges brought by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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22 Dec 2020

Cosmetic doctor fined $20,000 for practising after registration lapsed

A Victorian medical practitioner who continued to practise after failing to renew his registration was fined $20,000 following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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18 Dec 2020

Ahpra newsletter released

Read about our work in health practitioner regulation in the latest Ahpra Report newsletter.
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18 Dec 2020

Former physiotherapist who kept practising found guilty of 29 offences

A Western Australian man who held himself out as a physiotherapist while not registered has been convicted by the Perth Magistrates Court.
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18 Dec 2020

Dentist reprimanded after breaching professional boundaries with a patient

A Western Australian dentist has been reprimanded by a tribunal and had conditions imposed on her registration after she admitted engaging in professional misconduct.
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17 Dec 2020

Tribunal cancels medical practitioner's registration

A tribunal has cancelled a medical practitioner’s registration for arranging a non-registered person to issue prescriptions to patients in the doctor’s name, while he was overseas.
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17 Dec 2020

Pharmacist suspended after tribunal finding of professional misconduct

A pharmacist has been suspended after a tribunal finding of professional misconduct, for conduct described as a ‘fundamental failure of responsibility’.
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17 Dec 2020

Practitioner disqualified from applying for registration for 15 years

A Chinese medicine practitioner convicted of raping a patient has been disqualified by a tribunal from applying for registration for 15 years.
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15 Dec 2020

Change and the future of dental care in a global pandemic

Two dental practitioners reflect on their experiences adapting to a global health emergency in the latest episode of the Taking care podcast.
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14 Dec 2020

Medical practitioner reprimanded by tribunal and disqualified for three years

A tribunal has reprimanded and disqualified a medical practitioner from applying for registration for three years for engaging in professional misconduct.
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14 Dec 2020

Guidelines for responsible advertising in effect today

Revised advertising guidelines to support responsible advertising, including by registered health practitioners, are in effect from today.
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10 Dec 2020

New framework supports identification and management of vexatious notifications

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has released a framework to support the identification and management of vexatious notifications.
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09 Dec 2020

New podcast episode –Ahpra’s leadership discusses its role in public safety

In the latest Taking care podcast episode, Ahpra’s leadership sits down to discuss the role and challenges of regulating practitioners and protecting the public.
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07 Dec 2020

The cost of accreditation: 2020 supplementary report published

The Cost of Accreditation in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: 2020 Supplementary report including 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year data report has been published.
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23 Nov 2020

Medical practitioner cautioned for unsatisfactory professional performance

On 23 May 2019, the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) referred Dr Indra Nordstrand to the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (the tribunal) for unsatisfactory professional performance.
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17 Nov 2020

Revised advertising guidelines are now available

Health practitioners are encouraged to check and correct their advertising to make sure it complies with revised guidelines released today.
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17 Nov 2020

Podcast: Responsible advertising by regulated health services

Advertising is something we are all exposed to in our day-to-day lives and this includes advertising by health practitioners for their services.
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12 Nov 2020

Ahpra 2019/20 annual report: regulating during a pandemic

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) today released its 2019/20 annual report highlighting our regulatory work with National Boards and our response to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 Nov 2020

Inaugural strategy to increase our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

Ahpra marks NAIDOC Week 2020 by releasing our inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020-2025 (Employment Strategy).
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04 Nov 2020

Podcast: Mental health of nurses, midwives and the people they care for

Nurses and midwives play a big part in delivering mental healthcare. This care is valued and important to their patients and families. How they care for their own mental health is also important.
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20 Oct 2020

Podcast: Collaboration across professions

The latest episode of the Taking care podcast highlights the importance of the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner profession in working with other professions to deliver holistic care.
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19 Oct 2020

Online renewal for health practitioners is now open

Health practitioners across 13 professions are due to renew their general, specialist or non-practising registration by 30 November 2020.
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15 Oct 2020

Former practitioner loses latest appeal following hospital dismissal and registration refusal

A Queensland court has dismissed an appeal relating to an outcome 10 years ago.
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09 Oct 2020

Ministers announce new Agency Management Committee members

Ahpra has welcomed the announcement by Australia’s health ministers of appointments to the Ahpra Agency Management Committee and that the future recruitment round will include an identified position for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
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09 Oct 2020

Building trust and confidence

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards have released the National Scheme Engagement strategy 2020-2025.
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07 Oct 2020

Podcast: sexual misconduct in the health professions

The latest episode of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (Ahpra) Taking Care podcast is a conversation about sexual misconduct in the health professions.
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22 Sep 2020

Podcast: How the pandemic is changing mental healthcare

Ahpra releases its latest podcast in the Taking care series.
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18 Sep 2020

Podiatrist disqualified for transgressing professional boundaries

A tribunal has disqualified a podiatrist for six months for transgressing professional boundaries.
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18 Sep 2020

National Boards set fees for 2020–2021

National Boards for the 16 regulated health professions and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced annual registration fees for 2020–2021.
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16 Sep 2020

Doctor disqualified for 12 months for harassment

A tribunal has disqualified a medical practitioner for 12 months for harassing a fellow health practitioner.
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14 Sep 2020

Graduating soon? What you need to know for graduate registration as a health practitioner

In your final year of an approved program of study and excited about starting work as a health practitioner?
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14 Sep 2020

Paramedic accreditation standards released

The Paramedicine Accreditation Committee has released the first standards for accreditation of paramedicine education programs under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (National Law).
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14 Sep 2020

Paramedic professional capabilities released

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has released the Professional capabilities for Paramedicine practitioners (the professional capabilities). These capabilities will come into effect on 1 June 2021.
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08 Sep 2020

Nurse disqualified for four years for professional misconduct

A registered nurse has had his registration cancelled and been disqualified for applying for registration for engaging in professional misconduct.
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03 Sep 2020

Ahpra sucessfully prosecutes fake nurse

A South Australian woman who falsely claimed to be a registered nurse was today convicted and fined $3,500 following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).  
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03 Sep 2020

Ahpra newsletter released

Read about our work in health practitioner regulation in the latest Ahpra Report newsletter.
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02 Sep 2020

Statement from Ahpra and the National Boards on the appropriate use of social media

Ahpra and the National Boards appreciate the importance of a vigorous national debate on public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we remind all registered health practitioners that their obligation to comply with their profession’s Code of conduct, applies in all settings – including online.
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28 Aug 2020

Podcast: Advocating for kids - a new episode on children's health

The latest Taking care podcast discusses the changes, challenges and innovations in providing health care to children, including during the pandemic.
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28 Aug 2020

COVID-19 updates for November registration renewal

National Boards have provided COVID-19 pandemic related updates for practitioners due to renew their registration by 30 November 2020.
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19 Aug 2020

Ahpra and National Boards release social research results

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have released results from the second annual survey of stakeholder understanding and perceptions of our role and work.
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17 Aug 2020

Podcast: A look into medical training in Australia

The latest episode of the Taking care podcast takes a look into medical training in Australia.
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31 Jul 2020

Three years on: Changes in regulatory practice since Independent review of the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia

An independent report has found reforms of the regulatory management of allegations of sexual misconduct have had a profound impact.
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24 Jul 2020

Podcast: How is COVID-19 changing the experience of healthcare from both sides of the bed?

The latest episode of the Taking care podcast is a look at what it’s like for patients, and the health practitioners who are working with them, in this strange, ever-changing pandemic context.
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21 Jul 2020

National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Strategy 2020-25 published

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards have published our National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Strategy 2020-25.
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09 Jul 2020

SA nurse banned for ten years for sexual relationship with patient

 A nurse who had a relationship with a patient has been reprimanded for professional boundary violations and banned from working as a nurse or from providing any health services for ten years following a referral by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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02 Jul 2020

New guide to provide greater transparency in regulatory decision-making

A new guide which aims to build a better understanding of how the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law* (National Law) is applied in the management of notifications is now available.
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01 Jul 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners added to the pandemic response sub-register

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia have announced that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners will be added to the pandemic response sub-register on 1 July 2020.
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01 Jul 2020

A look behind the scenes at the National Boards

The latest episode of the Taking care podcast looks at the role of the National Boards and their responsibility in ensuring practitioners deliver safe care.
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25 Jun 2020

Former Bacchus Marsh midwife given 10 year ban

A former Victorian midwife who was employed at Bacchus Marsh Hospital has been reprimanded and banned from practising for 10 years after a tribunal made 11 findings of professional misconduct following a referral by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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17 Jun 2020

Ahpra welcomes review of confidentiality safeguards for notifiers

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) welcomes the independent review by the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner (NHPOPC) of the confidentiality safeguards in place for individuals making notifications about registered health practitioners.
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16 Jun 2020

Podcast: A glimpse of health care in our rural and remote communities

The latest in Ahpra’s Taking care podcast series is now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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03 Jun 2020

Podcast: Balancing purpose and process

In the latest episode of the Taking care podcast, Professor Kieran Walshe discusses the purpose of regulating health professionals and what kind of problems this regulation hopes to fix .
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02 Jun 2020

August 2020 psychology exam will be delivered via online proctoring

The Board is aware that due to the COVID-19 public health measures in place across Australia, provisional psychologists may encounter some additional challenges in meeting the requirements of their internships.
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27 May 2020

Victorian doctor’s registration cancelled for sexual misconduct and inappropriately prescribing drugs of dependence

A Victorian doctor has had his registration cancelled until 2025 following findings of sexual misconduct and inappropriately prescribing drugs of dependence.
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20 May 2020

SA doctor banned from practising for 13 years

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has welcomed an immediate registration cancellation and long term practise ban for an Adelaide doctor following multiple findings of breaches of professional boundaries and sexual misconduct.
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19 May 2020

Podcast: Building trust in regulators

Ahpra Taking care podcast: Professor Valerie Braithwaite on the importance of trust.
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12 May 2020

Convicted former nurse re-sentenced on appeal

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has welcomed a stronger sentence for a former nurse who continued to work in aged care after her registration was suspended.
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06 May 2020

Podcast: Health practitioner wellbeing in the pandemic era and beyond

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has released the latest episode in the Taking care podcast series.
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22 Apr 2020

The role of telehealth now and post the pandemic – new podcast ep live

Telehealth is emerging as an important change to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic with health practitioners across many professions offering phone or online consultations to support their patients.
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21 Apr 2020

Protecting our doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health practitioners of the future

A unique multi-sector collaboration to protect Australia’s future health workforce is helping students learning to become health practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic continue their studies and graduate.
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17 Apr 2020

No place for racism in healthcare

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) issued a media release detailing occasions of medical practitioners denying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples access to culturally safe healthcare seeking testing for COVID-19.
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16 Apr 2020

Additional professions to be added to the pandemic response sub-register

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have announced that additional health professions will be added to the pandemic sub-register to prepare for any surge in workforce demand resulting from COVID-19.
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07 Apr 2020

Introducing the pandemic response sub-register: the latest Taking care podcast release

Taking Care welcomes Alison McMillan, the Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer; Dr Chris Zappala, Vice-President of the AMA and respiratory physician; and Brett Simmonds, Chair of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Join us for a discussion on the opportunities and implications of the sub-register.
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02 Apr 2020

Third Statement from National Boards and Ahpra

As we continue to face the biggest public health challenge of our lives, responding to the pandemic will test our health system and each of us like nothing before it.
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01 Apr 2020

Ahpra returns over 40,000 health practitioners to the temporary pandemic response sub-register to support our critical health workforce during the emergency

As health services prepare for the expected surge in demand resulting from COVID-19, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have announced a new pandemic sub-register to fast track the return to the workforce of experienced and qualified health practitioners.
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31 Mar 2020

Ahpra work continues remotely as in-person services temporarily suspended

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) staff are working remotely to serve health practitioners and the public across Australia while in-person services are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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31 Mar 2020

False and misleading advertising on COVID-19

Ahpra and National Boards recognise the vital role of registered health practitioners in treating and containing the COVID-19 emergency.
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30 Mar 2020

Sydney office temporarily closed to public access but our work continues

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) remains open for business while in-person services are temporarily suspended in Sydney.
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27 Mar 2020

Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin offices temporarily closed to public access but our work continues

 The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) remains open for business while in-person services are temporarily suspended in Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart and Darwin.
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27 Mar 2020

Changes to presenting-in-person requirements

As an interim measure to help boost the Australian healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve made changes to the presenting-in-person requirements for internationally qualified practitioners.
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27 Mar 2020

Online uploads for documents

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has introduced an online upload service to receive applications, forms and supporting documents as part of the response to the way individuals are registered in the context of COVID-19.
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26 Mar 2020

Our Perth office is temporarily closed to the public but our work continues

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) remains open for business while in-person services are temporarily suspended in Perth.
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24 Mar 2020

Statement from Ahpra and the National Boards in response to COVID-19

Registered health practitioners, in this unprecedented situation, are playing a vital role in treating and containing the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We know you are working to keep people safe in a demanding and fast-changing environment.
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20 Mar 2020

Protecting everyone’s health and how to contact Ahpra as we move to work remotely

Ahpra is in the process of moving some of its staff to be able to work remotely. As we make this shift the best and most efficient way to contact us is online using our make-an-enquiry page.
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17 Mar 2020

Patient safety and high-risk practitioners: new podcast ep now live

Join Dr Gerald B. Hickson in the latest episode of Taking care, a podcast of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards.
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13 Mar 2020

Fake dentists convicted after Ahpra prosecution

Two people who carried out invasive dental treatment on a person and falsely claimed to be dentists have been convicted in a Sydney court.
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13 Mar 2020

Statement from Ahpra and the National Boards in response to COVID-19

Registered health practitioners play a vital role in treating and containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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06 Mar 2020

Taking care podcast on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025

Listen to Professor Gregory Phillips and Karl Briscoe discuss the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025.
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03 Mar 2020

Taking care podcast episode: A new look at mandatory notifications

Ahpra has released its latest episode in the Taking care podcast series, which offers professional and consumer perspectives on current issues and common questions about public safety in health care.
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02 Mar 2020

Changes to mandatory notifications requirements in effect 1 March

Amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law) requirements on mandatory notifications came into effect on 1 March 2020.
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01 Mar 2020

Perth office closed on Monday 2 March 2020

The Ahpra Perth office will be closed on Monday 2 March 2020 due to the WA Labour Day public holiday.
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26 Feb 2020

Statement by Ahpra and the National Boards on the misuse of protected titles

Protected titles are an important public safety measure and we take their misuse seriously. 
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26 Feb 2020

A strategy for embedding cultural safety into the health system launching tomorrow

An ambitious Strategy from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experts, regulators and health organisations committed to embedding cultural safety into the health system will be released tomorrow.
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20 Feb 2020

Consumer safety and cosmetic procedures: ‘be safe first’

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has launched a new education campaign called ‘be safe first’ to advise consumers of the risks associated with cosmetic procedures particularly those offered by unregistered practitioners.
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14 Feb 2020

Listen to the latest Taking care podcast on ‘How the National Scheme contributes to public safety in health care’

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has released the latest episode in the Taking care podcast series. In this episode, Ahpra CEO Martin Fletcher talks about the broader health care system in Australia and where Ahpra fits.
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12 Feb 2020

Ahpra welcomes Health Ministers’ response to the Accreditation Systems Review final report

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards welcome the Australian Health Ministers’ response to the Independent Accreditation Systems Review final report.
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07 Feb 2020

Revised guidelines on mandatory notifications released

The National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have today published an advance copy of the revised mandatory notification guidelines (the guidelines) and supporting resources.
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04 Feb 2020

Fake doctor convicted of Ahpra charges

A man has been convicted and fined for falsely claiming to be a medical practitioner when he was not registered.
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29 Jan 2020

Man convicted of illegal dental treatments at his home

Brazilian national Mr Eduardo Soares Penques has been convicted of holding himself out as a dentist and carrying out restricted dental acts following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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22 Jan 2020

Ahpra and National Boards welcome policy directions

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards have welcomed two new policy directions from the COAG Health Council which reinforce that Ahpra and National Boards are to prioritise public protection in the work of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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21 Jan 2020

Taking care: A podcast of conversations about public safety and health care

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) is today launching its podcast channel, ‘Taking care’.
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17 Jan 2020

Call for applications - Ahpra Community Reference Group

Consumers and advocates: Help shape health regulation works in Australia!
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07 Jan 2020

Ahpra podcast episode three now available

The latest podcast from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) discusses what it’s like for a health practitioner who is the subject of a notification.
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02 Jan 2020

Collaborative Forum release report on the role of accreditation in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

A new report on how accreditation can improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes has been welcomed by National Boards and Ahpra.
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02 Jan 2020

Canberra office closed today and tomorrow


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2019

23 Dec 2019

Former nurse convicted for working in aged care while suspended

A South Australian woman who continued to work as a nurse in aged care after her registration was suspended, was today convicted in the Magistrates Court of South Australia of all 66 charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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23 Dec 2019

An accreditation snapshot for 2017/18

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) in collaboration with National Boards and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum have developed, for the first time, a snapshot of accreditation activities across the National Scheme1 for 2017/18.
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17 Dec 2019

Ahpra podcast episode two, now available

The latest podcast from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) discusses the public perception of good health care by practitioners.
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13 Dec 2019

Call for applications for appointment to the Scheduled Medicines Expert Committee

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) regulates more than 740,000 registered health practitioners and over 180,000 registered students across 16 health professions.
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04 Dec 2019

Health practitioners encouraged to seek advice about their own health

Mandatory notifications are an important part of patient safety. We need to know when patients may be at substantial risk of harm from a registered health practitioner.
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02 Dec 2019

Revised registration standards take effect 1 December 2019

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy and Psychology Boards revised registration standards came into effect on 1 December 2019, replacing the existing standards.
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28 Nov 2019

Accreditation agreements published for the first time

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards, with the support of the Accreditation Authorities, have today published the current accreditation council agreements and the terms of reference for each accreditation committee. The accreditation agreements, which are between Ahpra and each accreditation council, commenced on 1 July 2019 for a five-year period.
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27 Nov 2019

Ahpra launches podcast about vexatious notifications

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has today released an important podcast that takes an in-depth look at vexatious notifications.
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22 Nov 2019

Fake nurse carrying out cosmetic injectables successfully prosecuted by Ahpra

A New South Wales man has been convicted and fined $15,000 in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
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19 Nov 2019

Paramedics' first registration renewal in National Scheme

Paramedics are set to renew their registration for the first time since paramedicine became a nationally regulated health profession on 30 November 2018.
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15 Nov 2019

One in 17 working Australians on the national register

More than 41,500 new registered health practitioners joined the National Scheme in 2018/19.
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11 Nov 2019

New social media guide

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have published a new guide to help registered health practitioners understand and meet their obligations when using social media.
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31 Oct 2019

AHPRA and National Boards release social research project results

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have released results from a social research project aimed at helping us understand perceptions about us and our work.
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31 Oct 2019

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 13 professions have until 30 November 2019 to renew their registration on time.
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24 Oct 2019

Revised CPD guidelines for five National Boards published today

Five National Boards have today published advance copies of revised continuing professional development guidelines (CPD guidelines) before new CPD standards take effect.
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23 Oct 2019

AHPRA and National Boards update logos

Simplified logos for AHPRA and the National Boards will be rolled out over coming months.
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18 Oct 2019

Call for applications for appointment to AHPRA Agency Management Committee

Applications are now sought for appointments to the governing board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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11 Oct 2019

Suspended nurse found working in aged care facilities pleads guilty to 66 charges

A South Australian disqualified nurse has pleaded guilty to charges that she falsely claimed to be registered while suspended.
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26 Sep 2019

Tribunal bans nurse from aged care for five years

A tribunal has disqualified a nurse from re-applying for registration or working in aged care for five years after she over-involved herself in an elderly patient’s affairs and benefitted from his will.
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20 Sep 2019

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia

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20 Sep 2019

AHPRA scoops international regulatory excellence award

AHPRA receives a CLEAR award to recognise regulatory excellence internationally.
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19 Sep 2019

National Boards set fees for 2019-2020

National Boards for the 16 regulated professions and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have announced annual registration fees for 2019-2020.
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11 Sep 2019

Public consultations underway to boost patient safety

The consultations, launched today, are asking for people to have their say on revised guidance to help practitioners and others understand their mandatory notification obligations, understand their obligations when advertising a regulated health service and to support a responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice.
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02 Sep 2019

Communiqué - meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group has released its latest communique.
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21 Aug 2019

Keeping the notification process in perspective – a practitioner view

Keep perspective; and seek help. That’s the message from a new video launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards.
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15 Aug 2019

Safety of older Australians at centre of new regulatory agreement

Older Australians will be better protected as the result of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission).
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31 Jul 2019

Revised registration standards

 The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy, Optometry and Psychology Boards have today published revised registration standards1 which will come into effect on 1 December 2019 with one exception2 and replace the existing standards.
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25 Jul 2019

Cultural safety training provider announced

PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting Pty Limited (PwC's Indigenous Consulting) in partnership with Griffith University First Peoples Health Unit will deliver cultural safety training for Australia’s regulators of registered health practitioners.
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24 Jul 2019

CPD survey launched

Four National Boards (the Boards) have launched a CPD survey. To let the Boards know how they can help practitioners meet the CPD standard please complete this short anonymous CPD survey.
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11 Jul 2019

Fake nursing director successfully prosecuted by AHPRA

A Victorian man who had falsely claimed to be a registered nurse was today convicted in court of charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He was fined $60,000 plus costs. 
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09 Jul 2019

Clarification – Allegations in the ABC 730 Program

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works with 15 national health practitioner boards for patient safety and public protection.
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04 Jul 2019

AHPRA successfully prosecutes fake nurse

Victorian woman Brittany Fairthorne was today convicted in the Frankston Magistrates’ Court of charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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01 Jul 2019

Fake practitioners face jail and hefty fines as new regulatory powers come into force

From today, the law is getting tougher on people who pretend to be a registered health practitioner.
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26 Jun 2019

Tackling the fear of notifications – one practitioner’s experience

‘If there’s one thing I could do differently about that whole process, I would go and talk to someone right at the beginning’ – these are the words from a medical practitioner in a new video from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards.
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24 Jun 2019

New accreditation agreements signed: Contemporary framework for public protection

Today, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has announced the majority of Accreditation Councils have now signed their new five-year accreditation agreements starting 1 July 2019.
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07 Jun 2019

Medical practitioner suspended

The Medical Board of Australia has suspended the registration of Dr Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, effective from 6 June 2019.
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03 Jun 2019

First new accreditation agreement signed: Contemporary framework for improved public protection

Today the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) announced the signing of a new five-year accreditation agreement starting 1 July 2019.
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29 May 2019

Company fined $30,600 for unlawful advertising

A Sydney company has been convicted of 10 charges related to advertising offences in a New South Wales local court following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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09 May 2019

AHPRA successfully prosecutes company for advertising offences

A company has pleaded guilty to all ten charges related to advertising offences in a New South Wales local court today following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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08 May 2019

Practitioners’ responsibility to support public health programs

Australia’s health regulators have reminded health practitioners about their responsibility to support public health programs, including vaccination.
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30 Apr 2019

Landmark decision sees a suspended physiotherapist convicted and receiving largest fine ever

Following criminal charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in a landmark decision, a Tasmanian court has imposed the largest fine against an individual for offences under the National Law in Australia with the conviction of a suspended physiotherapist, Mr Michael Sylvester Dempsey for holding out.
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30 Apr 2019

Medical practitioner suspended for conduct online

A medical practitioner has been suspended by a tribunal for professional misconduct following comments he made on online internet forums and chat sites.
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18 Apr 2019

Unregistered man convicted of holding out as a pharmacist

A New South Wales Court has convicted and fined a man for holding himself out as a registered pharmacist following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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12 Apr 2019

National Board thanks osteopaths for their contribution to healthcare

The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board) is recognising osteopaths nationally for their contribution to healthcare during this year’s Osteopathy Awareness Week.
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12 Apr 2019

Dental assistant successfully prosecuted by AHPRA is convicted and fined

A Victorian woman has been convicted in a New South Wales Court for charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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05 Apr 2019

Counsellor convicted for a second time, fined $25,000 for claiming to be a psychologist

A New South Wales court has convicted a counsellor, Mr David Citer, of claiming to be a registered psychologist and unlawfully using the protected title ‘psychologist’.
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05 Apr 2019

AHPRA launches WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Regulation

Today is the official launch of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's (AHPRA) designation as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Regulation at the Australian National University, Canberra.
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03 Apr 2019

Have your say: How should we define ‘cultural safety’?

Help define this important term for the scheme that regulates health practitioners across Australia.
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28 Mar 2019

Appeal by Chinese medicine practitioner against sentence successful

A New South Wales Chinese medicine practitioner has successfully appealed against the severity of his sentence for unlawful advertising of a regulated health service.
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28 Mar 2019

Suspended NSW Pharmacist investigated by AHPRA, convicted and fined $24,500

A New South Wales court has convicted a suspended pharmacist, Mr David Le, of holding out as a registered pharmacist and fined him $24,500.
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22 Mar 2019

Call for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples for appointment to Community Reference Group

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are calling for applications to fill an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander vacancy on its Community Reference Group.
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14 Mar 2019

Chiropractic Board announces interim policy on spinal manipulation

The Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) has set an interim policy on spinal manipulation for infants and young children while an independent review of the practice is carried out by Safer Care Victoria.
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14 Mar 2019

New resource focuses on titles in health advertising

A new resource to help practitioners understand their legal obligations when using titles in health advertising is now available.
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08 Mar 2019

Fake pharmacist pleads guilty to AHPRA charges

A Sydney man appeared via his legal representative before the New South Wales Local Court in Sydney today, and pleaded guilty to all charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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07 Mar 2019

Suspended NSW Pharmacist to be sentenced for claiming to be registered

The Local Court of New South Wales today adjourned the sentencing of Mr David Le of Sydney City Pharmacy to 27 March 2019 following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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07 Mar 2019

Pharmacy Board of Australia and AHPRA remember former Board Chair

The passing of Stephen Marty, the inaugural Chair of the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board), is acknowledged with sadness by the Board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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06 Mar 2019

Counsellor and repeat offender pleads guilty to claiming to be a psychologist

Mr David Citer today pleaded guilty to charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in the Local Court of New South Wales that he claimed to be a registered psychologist and unlawfully used the protected title ‘psychologist’.
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04 Mar 2019

Harnessing research for effective regulation that improves patient safety

Last week Australian and international health regulation experts gathered at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) 2019 Research Summit.
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04 Mar 2019

‘Let’s talk about it’ videos launched to support patients and practitioners when a concern is raised

Australians now have better access to information to help them engage with the national health practitioner regulator, whose main aim is protecting the public.
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26 Feb 2019

Legislative amendments on mandatory reporting and fake practitioners

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Qld) (the Bill) has now been passed by the Queensland Parliament. The amendments include revisions to the mandatory reporting requirements for treating practitioners and an extension of sanctions for statutory offences.
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2018

18 Dec 2018

Proposed changes to names published on the online Register of practitioners

Governments recently consulted on possible changes to the National Law , which would allow the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards to publish on the online Register of practitioners, the names that registered health practitioners use in practice and not just their legal name.
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10 Dec 2018

A win for public safety through AHPRA and Western Australia Police working together

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Western Australia Police have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling greater coordination and communication between the two agencies for the protection of the public.
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30 Nov 2018

Paramedics: Welcome to the National Scheme!

Tomorrow paramedicine becomes a regulated profession.
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23 Nov 2018

We want people to be safe when making a complaint about a registered health practitioner

A South Australian medical practitioner has been convicted for the attempted murder of a pharmacist after she reported his misconduct.
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20 Nov 2018

Former registered medical practitioner successfully prosecuted

A former medical practitioner in Victoria has been successfully prosecuted by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and fined $16,500 for claiming a member of his staff was a registered health practitioner when they were not.
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15 Nov 2018

National Board appointments announced

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have welcomed 101 appointments and reappointments to National Boards across the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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14 Nov 2018

About to graduate? Apply for registration online now

Are you in your final year of study to become a health practitioner?
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14 Nov 2018

Communique - meeting of the AHPRA Professions Reference Group

The Professions Reference Group releases its latest communique.
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07 Nov 2018

AHPRA’s 2017/18 annual report is released

The Annual Report for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards for the year to 30 June 2018 is now available to view online.
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01 Nov 2018

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 12 professions have until 30 November 2018 to renew their registration on time.
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31 Oct 2018

$45,000 fine for NSW Chinese medicine practitioner convicted of unlawful advertising

A New South Wales Chinese medicine practitioner has been convicted of unlawful advertising of a regulated health service after an investigation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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29 Oct 2018

National Boards support more public information on register

Changes to the national Register of practitioners will make it easier to access public information about health practitioners across Australia as National boards decide to link to publicly available tribunal and court decisions where serious allegations have been proven.
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26 Oct 2018

AHPRA acts quickly as unregistered ‘dentist’ is convicted

A New South Wales man was today convicted and fined $11,250 for falsely representing that he was authorised or qualified to practise as a dentist and $18,750 for performing restricted dental acts.  He was also ordered to pay approximately $19,950 in costs.
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19 Oct 2018

Former Bacchus Marsh Hospital midwife will never be able to practise again

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) has decided that a former midwife will never practise again after finding she had engaged in professional misconduct while providing care to patients at Bacchus Marsh Hospital.
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15 Oct 2018

AHPRA welcomes release of the Accreditation Systems Review final report

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards welcome the publication of the Independent Accreditation Systems Review final report.
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28 Sep 2018

Call for applications for appointment to AHPRA Agency Management Committee

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme regulates over 700,000 registered health practitioners and 160,000 registered students. It also accredits over 740 approved programs of study delivered by over 330 education providers.
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21 Sep 2018

Further fines for fake doctor

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with support of the Medical Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted fake doctor Raffaele Di Paolo for further offences under the National Law and prosecuted his company, with additional fines totaling $28,000.
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17 Sep 2018

AHPRA and National Boards undertake social research project

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has commissioned a social research project to inform our work implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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11 Sep 2018

Update on SMS text message alert for nurses and midwives

Update from AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on advice to registered nurses and midwives on the 3 July 2018 about concerns they were receiving relating to a SMS text message being received by practitioners.
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10 Sep 2018

New results format for OET English language test; registration standards remain unchanged

 The Occupational English Test (OET) will be publishing test results in an updated format soon.
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10 Sep 2018

National Boards fees set for 2018-2019

National Boards have announced registration fees for 2018-2019.
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03 Sep 2018

Request for tender: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety training

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) invites experienced parties to develop and deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety training by either a sole supplier who can deliver services nationally or a panel of suppliers locally.
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29 Aug 2018

Consultation paper released

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese Medicine and Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committees (Accreditation Committees) are undertaking a joint review of their current accreditation standards.
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23 Aug 2018

International recognition for patient safety champion

Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, has been honoured with an international award for regulatory excellence from the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).
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20 Aug 2018

Scheduled review of accreditation assignments

National Boards and AHPRA1 have completed a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements. The review informed National Board decisions about the assignment of accreditation functions from mid-2019, when the current terms end. All National Boards, except for the Paramedicine Board of Australia2, participated in the review.
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09 Aug 2018

‘Having your registration cancelled means you cannot claim to be registered’ says AHPRA as regulators win conviction

Mr Marek Jantos has been sentenced in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this week after being convicted of holding himself out as a registered psychologist and unlawfully using a specialist medical title, following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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06 Aug 2018

Release of consultation paper on proposed legislative updates to national registration

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) welcomes the release of a consultation paper by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) on keeping the national legislation on the registration and accreditation of health practitioners across Australia up to date.
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03 Aug 2018

Call for applications for appointment to the List of Approved Persons for panels

Applications are being sought from health practitioners who hold registration with one of the 15 regulated health professions as well as active and engaged consumers or community advisors.
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27 Jul 2018

Board refines policy, publishes disciplinary links only with adverse outcomes

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has decided to publish links to serious disciplinary decisions by courts and tribunals on the public register of practitioners only when there has been an adverse finding against the doctor.
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12 Jul 2018

True partnership recognised through AHPRA and Victoria Police MOU

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Victoria Police have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable greater cooperation which will see the public better protected.
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06 Jul 2018

Successful prosecution of fake doctor 'a serious signal to others'

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia has successfully prosecuted fake doctor Raffaele Di Paolo for holding himself out as a registered medical practitioner.
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04 Jul 2018

Closing the gap by 2031: A shared commitment

This week, a landmark commitment is being launched to help achieve equity in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians to close the gap by 2031.
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21 Jun 2018

Counsellor convicted of claiming to be a psychologist and providing false information to AHPRA

A New South Wales court has fined a counsellor $9500 after he was convicted of claiming to be a registered psychologist and providing information to an inspector that was false or misleading.
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15 Jun 2018

Codes, policies and guidelines set professional standards for paramedicine

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has approved an interim set of codes, guidelines and policies that outline the professional standards for the profession. 
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13 Jun 2018

Fake orthodontist convicted for performing restricted dental acts

A Victorian court has convicted a man and fined him $65,000 plus $25,000 in costs for unlawfully claiming to be a dental specialist and performing restricted dental acts on two patients.
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13 Jun 2018

Selectively editing reviews or testimonials may break the law

AHPRA has published further guidance for advertisers of regulated health services to emphasise that selectively editing reviews or testimonials has the potential to break the law.
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17 May 2018

Nurse becomes 700,000th registered health practitioner

AHPRA and the National Boards have welcomed the 700,000th health practitioner registered in Australia since the start of national regulation in 2010.
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16 May 2018

New tool about testimonials to help advertisers 'get it right'

A new tool to help practitioners and advertisers understand their obligations about using testimonials and reviews to advertise regulated health services is now available.
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04 May 2018

Public holiday office closures

Some AHPRA offices will be closed on Monday 7 May 2018 due to public holidays.
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17 Apr 2018

Public consultation on review of accreditation arrangements – assignment of accreditation functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are consulting on future accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of accreditation functions ends.
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16 Apr 2018

Vexing not vexatious: Report finds more risk in not reporting

New independent research commissioned by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) takes a first international look at vexatious complaints, finding there is more risk from people not reporting concerns than from making dubious complaints.
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13 Apr 2018

Consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards of Australia have published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.
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06 Apr 2018

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the AHPRA Research Evaluation Committee.
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04 Apr 2018

AHPRA and National Board websites planned outages

The AHPRA website will not be available for significant periods of time during several weekends in April 2018.
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26 Mar 2018

Register changes improve consumer access to public information

The Medical Board of Australia, supported by AHPRA, has implemented the final recommendation of the Chaperone Review.
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26 Mar 2018

Scheduled review of accreditation assignments

National Boards and AHPRA have started a process to consider accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of accreditation functions ends.
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14 Mar 2018

Public consultation opens on registration standards

We want to hear from you! A number of National Boards have opened public consultation on core registration standards.
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09 Mar 2018

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Accreditation Committee of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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02 Mar 2018

Call for applications

Applications are now sought from health practitioners and community members for vacancies on state, territory and regional boards of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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16 Feb 2018

Call for applications

Applications are now sought from community members from Queensland to fill one community member vacancy on the Queensland Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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09 Feb 2018

Dentist receives increased supervision period following unsatisfactory conduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) has increased the supervision period for a dental practitioner following his request for a review.
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08 Feb 2018

Psychologists: beware of hoax email

Psychologists are warned that a hoax email is being sent which pretends to be from AHPRA.
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08 Feb 2018

Victorian man fined $10,000 for claiming to be a clinical psychologist

A court in Victoria has fined a man for claiming to be a clinical psychologist.
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06 Feb 2018

Guide for National Boards on endorsement for scheduled medicines released

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has released a guide for National Boards on endorsement for scheduled medicines.
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06 Feb 2018

AHPRA successfully prosecutes fake Queensland chiropractor

AHPRA has successfully prosecuted a man in Queensland for unlawful use of the protected title ‘chiropractor’ and holding out as a registered health practitioner.
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05 Feb 2018

Self-assessment tool launched to help practitioners and advertisers

A self-assessment tool to help practitioners and advertisers check and correct their advertising so it complies with their professional and legal obligations has been launched.
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05 Feb 2018

Call for applications

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is calling for applications for appointment to the Accreditation Committee.
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01 Feb 2018

Doctor convicted and ordered to pay $100,000 for breaching National Law while suspended

A former Victorian medical practitioner who practised the profession after being suspended by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has been fined $100,000 for breaching the National Law.
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01 Feb 2018

ACT office closure

AHPRA ACT office will be closed on Friday 2 February 2018 due to office relocation.
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30 Jan 2018

Honour for AHPRA Agency Management Committee member

A member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Management Committee has been recognised in the Australia Day honours.
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22 Jan 2018

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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12 Jan 2018

Call for applications - national boards

Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia.
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12 Jan 2018

Research framework for the National Scheme published

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published a research framework to help transform health practitioner regulation to improve patient safety.
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08 Jan 2018

Call for applications

Call for applications to the NT/SA/WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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2017

22 Dec 2017

South Australia adopts legislative amendments

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards welcome further progress in the adoption of amendments to the National Law this week in South Australia.
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15 Dec 2017

Communique - meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy group

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy group releases its latest communique.
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07 Dec 2017

Communique - meeting of the AHPRA Community Reference Group

The Community Reference Group releases its latest communique.
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29 Nov 2017

Stakeholders meet to work on how to support responsible advertising in healthcare

Stakeholders interested in how regulated health services are advertised have met to discuss how to advertise responsibly and comply with the National Law1 advertising requirements.
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15 Nov 2017

2016/17 AHPRA Annual Report now published

The Annual Report for AHPRA and the National Boards for the year to 30 June 2017 is now available to view online.
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14 Nov 2017

Keeping patients safer: Australian-UK research collaboration shapes the future of regulation

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom are meeting for a Research Seminar this week (15 November 2017) in Melbourne to target the issue of patient safety in practitioner regulation head on.
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14 Nov 2017

Powerful partnership to tackle improper PED prescriptions

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to enhance cooperation in investigative activities.
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13 Nov 2017

Our recommendations to improve accreditation in the National Scheme

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and 13 National Boards have today published our joint submission to the Independent Accreditation Systems Review draft report (the draft report).
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02 Nov 2017

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 12 professions have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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25 Oct 2017

National regulation of paramedicine moves a step closer

The national regulation of paramedicine moves a step closer with the appointment of the first Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board).
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13 Oct 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to state and territory committees of the Dental Board of Australia.
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11 Oct 2017

Final-year students invited to apply for registration online now

Students who are in their final year of study to become a health practitioner should apply for registration online now.
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04 Oct 2017

Australian-first with corporation fined $127,500 for unlawful advertising

In an Australian-first, Wellness Enterprises Pty Limited, which traded as Australian Male Hormone Clinic, has been fined $127,500 plus costs after being found guilty and convicted of 17 charges related to unlawful advertising of regulated health services.
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02 Oct 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Committee to oversee assessment of overseas qualified nurses and midwives.
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15 Sep 2017

National Boards fees published for 2017/2018

Registration fees have now been published for 2017/2018 including eight professions for which fees have been frozen.
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15 Sep 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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14 Sep 2017

NMBA asks nurses and students to ‘take notice’ as student nurse and registered nurse appear in court

A Victorian woman has pleaded guilty to claiming to be a registered nurse when she was a student and a second woman has pleaded guilty of supporting her to do so.
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12 Sep 2017

Communiqué - meeting with the Australian Dental Association on notifications

Senior leaders from the Dental Board, AHPRA and Australian Dental Association (ADA) met to discuss how notifications are managed in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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11 Sep 2017

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest for appointment to AHPRA Community Reference Group.
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07 Sep 2017

Legislative changes welcomed to establish a new National Board for paramedicine and provide stronger protection for the public

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards welcome the passage of legislative reforms to establish the Paramedicine Board of Australia and introduce additional measures to protect the public.
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05 Sep 2017

Co-Chairs announced to help lead the way for the first ever National Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health strategy

The National Scheme is pleased to announce the appointment of co-Chairs for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy group.
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30 Aug 2017

Predatory chiropractor will never practise again

The Chiropractic Board and AHPRA have succeeded in permanently cancelling a chiropractor’s registration after they brought disciplinary proceedings to the South Australian tribunal.
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09 Aug 2017

AHPRA lays charges for advertising

AHPRA has charged a New South Wales corporation with breaching the National Law1 prohibition on misleading advertising of regulated health services.
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04 Aug 2017

Significant progress made on chaperone recommendations

The MBA and AHPRA have released a status report on the implementation of the recommendations from the Independent review of the use of chaperones.
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21 Jul 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Registration and Notification Committee of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
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18 Jul 2017

Statement on ABC 7.30 Report

Our primary objective, working with 14 national health practitioner boards, is to ensure the protection of the public. We can and do take regulatory action when we receive a notification (complaint) about individual registered health practitioners to ensure patient safety.
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13 Jul 2017

Counsellor fined for posing as a psychologist to a vulnerable family

Court fines a Victorian man holding himself out as a registered psychologist.
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03 Jul 2017

Working together to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient safety

AHPRA and National Boards mark NAIDOC week by reaffirming their commitment to an Australia-wide National Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy.
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30 Jun 2017

Former medical practitioner admits to practising while unregistered

A former medical practitioner in New South Wales has been successfully prosecuted for holding out as a registered medical practitioner when they were not.
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29 Jun 2017

AHPRA and Board hold ‘commercially predatory exploitative’ chiropractor to account

Keeping the public safe is an absolute priority for the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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27 Jun 2017

New Agency Management Committee members welcomed

AHPRA is pleased to welcome Agency Management Committee appointments and reappointments announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.
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29 May 2017

Scheduled Medicines Expert Committee membership announced

AHPRA is pleased to announce appointments to the Scheduled Medicines Expert Committee.
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17 May 2017

Registration opens for CLEAR

The Fifth International Congress on Professional and Occupational Regulation will be held this November in Melbourne, Australia.
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11 May 2017

Repeat offender fined

A man in Western Australia has been convicted of holding himself out as a registered optometrist while not being registered under the National Law1 for a second time.
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11 May 2017

AHPRA and Medical Board note Senate report

Senate Standing Committee on Community affairs report into complaints management.
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11 May 2017

Update on the investigations into chemotherapy under dosing in South Australia

A number of investigations have concluded about registered health practitioners in South Australia relating to chemotherapy under dosing.
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09 May 2017

Communique - meeting with the AMA on notifications

Leaders of the Medical Board, AHPRA and the AMA met to discuss how notifications are managed in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. See report.
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28 Apr 2017

Call for applications

Call for persons interested in being appointed to the inaugural Paramedicine Board of Australia
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27 Apr 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the State and Territory Boards of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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27 Apr 2017

Tribunal cancels registration, orders medical practitioner to pay costs

On 24 April 2014, the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) received a notification alleging that Dr Gregory Duck, a medical practitioner, had bought lingerie for a patient, taken photographs of her while she was wearing the lingerie and inappropriately prescribed the patient medication. 
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20 Apr 2017

Responsible advertising of health services: Practitioners reminded about their legal obligations on advertising

Registered practitioners are reminded to check, correct and comply with their professional and legal advertising obligations.
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11 Apr 2017

Medical Board and AHPRA adopt all recommendations of chaperone report

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) today released the report Independent review of the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia and have accepted all its recommendations.
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03 Apr 2017

AHPRA successfully prosecutes NSW fake doctor and welcomes proposed new powers

Mr Shyam Acharya, who claimed to be UK based doctor Dr Sarang Chitale while practising as a medical practitioner, received a criminal conviction today in a New South Wales court.
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30 Mar 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia.
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29 Mar 2017

Psychologists: beware of hoax email

Psychologists are warned that a hoax email is being sent which pretends to be from AHPRA.
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24 Mar 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to state and territory committees of the National Board.
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14 Mar 2017

Advice to patients about unregistered person who was presenting themselves as a doctor at Werribee clinic

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is investigating an unregistered person who may have consulted with patients from January 2013 to October 2016 from a clinic in Werribee.
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14 Mar 2017

Regulating health professions in 2015/16: National Board reports now published

Annual report summaries for each of the 14 professions regulated under the National Health Practitioner Regulation Law, as in force in each state and territory, have now been published online.
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10 Mar 2017

Update on the status of investigations - health practitioners associated with Djerriwarrh Health Services (Bacchus Marsh)

In 2015 the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) in Victoria was alerted to a cluster of potentially avoidable newborn and stillborn deaths at Bacchus Marsh Hospital (Djerriwarrh Health Services).
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08 Mar 2017

First national health support service for nurses and midwives launches today

Nurses and midwives now have 24 hour access to confidential health support anywhere in Australia, after an independent health service launched today.
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03 Mar 2017

New accreditation publications about costs and international accreditation systems

Two new papers have been published today about key aspects of the accreditation functions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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23 Feb 2017

Did you find what you needed to know about making a complaint or raising a concern?

AHPRA has launched a new survey to find out if people are getting the information they need from the new complaints and concerns area of the website.
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17 Feb 2017

State and Territory - call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the State and Territory Boards of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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17 Feb 2017

Call for applications - National Boards

Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia.
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15 Feb 2017

NSW chiropractor who claimed cancer cure convicted in landmark case

A New South Wales chiropractor has been convicted of false advertising after he claimed to be able to prevent, treat and cure cancer in his advertising.
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01 Feb 2017

Honour for AHPRA Agency Management Committee member

A member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Management Committee has been recognised in the Australia Day honours.
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23 Jan 2017

Public consultation now open for codes of conduct for nurses and midwives

Today the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) opened public consultation on the revised Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives (the Codes).
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16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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05 Jan 2017

AHPRA note report into the performance of the Health Ombudsman's functions

We note the release on 16 December 2016 of the Queensland Government’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee report on their inquiry into the performance of the Health Ombudsman's functions pursuant to section 179 of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013.
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2016

21 Dec 2016

AHPRA Performance Report July-September 2016

The July to September 2016 quarterly performance reports for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards are now available.
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09 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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02 Dec 2016

Report on complaints noted

We note the report on the medical complaints process and are taking action to do our part to address bullying and harassment.
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01 Dec 2016

Revised Recency of practice registration standard takes effect

The revised Recency of practice registration standard for four registered health professions takes effect from today.
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30 Nov 2016

‘No excuse’ says Board as court fines social worker for claiming to be a psychologist

AHPRA, on behalf of the Psychology Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted a social worker for claiming to be a psychologist.
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29 Nov 2016

Statement of Agreed Principles on a Respectful Culture in Medicine

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA has signed up to the NSW Health Statement of Agreed Principles on a respectful culture in medicine.
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24 Nov 2016

Board endorses doctors giving dietary advice

Informed community debate about public health issues is vital.
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21 Nov 2016

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 12 professions have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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16 Nov 2016

Misuse of protected title ‘occupational therapist’ successfully prosecuted

AHPRA has successfully prosecuted an unregistered practitioner for the misuse of the protected title ‘occupational therapist’.
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10 Nov 2016

Annual Report reveals continued growth in health professions providing services across Australia

More than 657,000 health practitioners are now registered as part of Australia’s national registration and accreditation scheme, as detailed in the 2015/16 annual report published today by AHPRA, representing a growth of 20,000 more health practitioners over the past year.
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21 Oct 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to AHPRA Agency Management Committee.
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21 Oct 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia.
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17 Oct 2016

Final-year students invited to apply for registration online now

Students who are in their final year of study to become a health practitioner should apply for registration online now.
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10 Oct 2016

Online renewal is now open for 12 health professions

More than 167,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November.
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04 Oct 2016

Fake nurse Nicholas Crawford convicted and ordered to pay over $40,000

A 31-year-old Darwin man has been convicted and fined a total of $33,500 for falsely claiming to be a registered nurse and ordered to pay an additional $8,250 in costs.
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27 Sep 2016

One week to go to have your say on the use of chaperones

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are reminding the public there is one week left for them to have their say on the use of chaperones to protect patients.
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21 Sep 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee’s list of approved accreditation assessors
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20 Sep 2016

AHPRA and Medical Board host international conference

Experienced medical regulators, academics and educators from around the world will gather in Melbourne from today at IAMRA2016 - the 12th conference of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities.
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05 Sep 2016

Have your say: Independent review invites submissions on the use of chaperones

Submissions are invited for an independent review on the use of chaperones to protect Australian patients, with detailed terms of reference being published today.
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01 Sep 2016

National Boards fees set for 2016/17

National Boards have announced practitioner registration fees for 2016/17, including 4 Boards that have reduced fees, 4 which have frozen fees and 4 which have limited fee increases to no more than indexation.
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25 Aug 2016

Our recommendations to improve the Health Complaints Management System in Queensland

AHPRA and the National Boards’ joint submission to the Queensland Parliamentary Committee’s inquiry into the performance of the Queensland Health Ombudsman’s (OHO) functions has been published. 
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25 Aug 2016

Regulatory information can safeguard patients: How analysis of unique regulatory data delivers improved outcomes

Today, Australia’s leading health and regulatory minds met to discuss the latest on Australia’s globally unique system for regulating health practitioners and how future work could result in safer healthcare for all of us.
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10 Aug 2016

Independent review on chaperoning

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA have patient and public safety as their number one objective.
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02 Aug 2016

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia have a clear focus on public and patient safety.
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01 Aug 2016

Charges laid for false and misleading advertising

AHPRA has charged a New South Wales chiropractor with breaching advertising requirements, alleging his website advertised chiropractic services in a way that was likely to be false, misleading or deceptive.
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01 Aug 2016

Registered psychologists: beware of hoax email purporting to be from the Psychology Board of Australia

We have recently been alerted that an email with the subject line: ‘AHPRA approval of revised general registration standard’ seemingly from the email address noreply@psychologyboard.gov.au has been received by some psychology practitioners.
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29 Jul 2016

Communique - AHPRA and the Chiropractic Board of Australia Advertising Forum

On Thursday 28 July 2016, leaders in regulation, consumer protection, professional education, public health, the chiropractic profession, and insurance came together at an Advertising Forum in Melbourne to share their perspectives on advertising by chiropractors.
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22 Jul 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the role of Chair to the Scheduled Medicines Expert Committee.
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12 Jul 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for equivalence assessment panels
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11 Jul 2016

Unregistered nurse convicted and fined by court

A New South Wales man has been fined $10,000 and received a criminal conviction after knowingly and recklessly holding out as a registered nurse.
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04 Jul 2016

New quarterly performance reports available

The January to March 2016 quarterly performance reports for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards are now available.
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14 Jun 2016

Unregistered psychologist convicted and fined by court

A South Australian man has received a $7,500 fine and a criminal conviction for knowingly and recklessly using the title “psychologist” in breach of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
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09 Jun 2016

Statement on Bacchus Marsh Hospital

The statement yesterday by Victorian Health Minister, The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, on the review of stillborn and newborn deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services going back to 2001 underlines the importance of AHPRA’s investigations into individual health practitioners.
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08 Jun 2016

Imposter nurse pleads guilty in South Australian Magistrates Court

A South Australian woman has received a $7,000 fine and a criminal conviction after pleading guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to using the protected title of ‘registered nurse’ and for holding out that she was a registered nurse, contrary to the National Law1.
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08 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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20 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia
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18 May 2016

Nurses and midwives reminded to renew by 31 May

Nurses and midwives have two weeks to renew registration and avoid paying a late fee.
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16 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
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13 May 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

AHPRA, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted a former doctor.
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06 May 2016

Response to letter from Victorian Minister for Health The Hon Jill Hennessy MP

We recognise and understand the Minister’s concerns in relation to recent reports that chiropractors in Victoria may be performing unproven and potentially unsafe procedures on young children and infants and chiropractors advising parents against vaccinating their children.
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29 Apr 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications to the New South Wales Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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26 Apr 2016

If chiropractic advertising doesn’t meet legal obligations, we will take action

The Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA will, in the most serious cases, prosecute chiropractors who are breaching their legal obligations and refusing to correct their advertising.
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22 Apr 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest – Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Apr 2016

PowerPoint to help students understand regulation of pharmacists

The path from study to a career in pharmacy and the requirements for registration are now explained in a PowerPoint.
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13 Apr 2016

Board infographic shows a pharmacist’s obligations

An infographic showing the obligations of a registered pharmacist has been published today by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board).
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07 Apr 2016

Greater awareness needed: Dangers of button battery ingestion

If swallowed, lithium button batteries (also known as ‘disc batteries’) can cause serious chemical burns or death.
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06 Apr 2016

AHPRA releases quarterly performance reports

New information about the performance of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards in each state and territory has been released today to improve transparency and accountability.
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30 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Accreditation Committee
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30 Mar 2016

Online renewal for nurses and midwives is now open

Online renewal is now open for nurses and midwives registered to practise in Australia.
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24 Mar 2016

Coroner's Court recommendations

The coronial inquest into the death of Ms Caroline Lovell has made a number of recommendations for AHPRA and the NMBA.
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24 Mar 2016

Tribunal acts on Board's call to cancel registration

A tribunal has acted on a call by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to cancel the registration of a medical practitioner.
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23 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for assessment panels
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22 Mar 2016

AHPRA welcomes Victorian hospital safety and quality review

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) looks forward to contributing to the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria that was recently commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services in the light of the tragic deaths of babies at Bacchus Marsh Hospital (Djerriwarrh Health). 
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22 Mar 2016

Briefing: Review of notification systems and processes in Victoria

An effective and timely system for managing concerns about regulated health practitioners is critical for public safety.
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18 Mar 2016

Fake nurse jailed for four years

A South Australian woman who had falsely claimed to be a registered nurse was jailed today for four years with a non-parole period of 14 months.
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18 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia. 
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16 Mar 2016

Renewal of registration explained in video for nurses and midwives

A video explaining the renewal of registration process for nurses and midwives was launched today.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Registration and Notifications Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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08 Mar 2016

AHPRA responds to critique of the national registration scheme for health professionals

AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher has written an opinion piece for Croakey, outlining the benefits of the National Scheme.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Podiatry Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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07 Mar 2016

Chiropractors must ensure their advertising is within the law

The Chiropractic Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 5,000 chiropractors, has today released a statement reinforcing that practitioners need to ensure their advertising complies with the requirements of the National Law, or they risk prosecution and disciplinary action.1
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19 Feb 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chiropractic Board of Australia; list of approved mentors
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16 Feb 2016

Lessons for all in system failures at Djerriwarrh

Australia’s health practitioner regulator says there are lessons for everyone in the tragedy at the Djerriwarrh Health Service and that AHPRA is doing its part to address the system failures that let patients down.
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12 Feb 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Tasmanian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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02 Feb 2016

Revised registration standards published

Revised registration standards for six registered health professions have been published this week.
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21 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands psychologist, finds unprofessional conduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a psychologist and found she engaged in unprofessional conduct for failing to disclose being convicted of driving-related offences.
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20 Jan 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Podiatry Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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19 Jan 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is prosecuting a former doctor for claiming to be a registered medical practitioner.
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18 Jan 2016

AHPRA and Chiropractic Board take action on false or misleading advertising

The Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA are working with other regulators to act on concerns about potentially false or misleading advertising by a small number of chiropractors.
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15 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has found Dr Andrew Carl Schneider, an anaesthetist, engaged in professional misconduct.
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07 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for applications – Queensland Board Member vacancy
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05 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest - Overseas Qualified Psychologists Assessment Advisory Committee of the Psychology Board of Australia
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01 Jan 2016

Apologies, we made an error

We mistakenly sent emails to some currently registered nurses and/or midwives. We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this caused.
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2015

31 Dec 2015

Obligations for employers of health practitioners

If you employ registered health practitioners, you have an important obligation to ensure that they hold current registration and that you understand your mandatory notification requirements under the National Law1.
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30 Dec 2015

Tribunal affirms Board decision to refuse registration

A tribunal has affirmed a decision by the Psychology Board of Australia to refuse registration to a man who applied for registration 18 years after practising as a psychologist for three and a half months.
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22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

New video about the National Psychology Exam

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has released a video providing information about the National Psychology Exam and what registrants need to do in order to prepare for the exam.
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16 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications from community members to the New South Wales Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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15 Dec 2015

Board resources explain medical radiation practitioner obligations in the National Scheme

The obligations of registered medical radiation practitioners are now explained in a video and infographic.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standards for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by eight National Boards regulating Australian registered health practitioners.
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10 Dec 2015

Tribunal reprimands nurse for theft and forged prescription

A tribunal has reprimanded a nurse and found she engaged in professional misconduct for stealing a blank prescription and forging a prescription for a drug of dependence.
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04 Dec 2015

New information for osteopathy students and graduates

From today, osteopathy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered osteopath.
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04 Dec 2015

Supreme Court dismisses doctor’s application for judicial review

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has dismissed a doctor’s application for judicial review of a decision of the Medical Board of Australia Performance and Professional Standards Panel.
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04 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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02 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised registration standards take effect today

Revised registration standards for nine registered health professions take effect from today.
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27 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Australian Capital Territory, South Australian and Victorian Boards of the Medical Board of Australia.
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27 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Queensland Board and Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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27 Nov 2015

New information for pharmacy students and graduates

From today, pharmacy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered pharmacist.
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25 Nov 2015

QCAT disqualifies former nurse from registration for 10 years

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a former registered nurse engaged in professional misconduct and banned her from applying for registration for 10 years.
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24 Nov 2015

National Boards and AHPRA publish health profession agreements

The National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreements (HPAs) for 2015/16.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders counselling

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Andrew Alfred George Leggett, a psychiatrist and ordered him to undertake counselling, for having a personal and sexual relationship with a former patient.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands surgeon for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Chitrakanti Kapadia, a specialist surgeon for unprofessional conduct, for failing to disclose information to the Medical Board of Australia (Board) when applying to renew his medical registration.
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20 Nov 2015

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Time is running out for health practitioners across 12 professions to renew registration with their National Board before it expires.
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20 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (SAT) has reprimanded, fined and ordered conditions to be imposed on the registration of Dr Ross Jose a general practitioner.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal finds doctor engaged in professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (Tribunal) has found Dr Premanandan Vayal Veettil, who works in general practice, guilty of unsatisfactory professional performance and professional misconduct.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal suspends doctor, limits practice

A tribunal has suspended a doctor’s registration for six months, ordered him to never again see female patients and found that he engaged in both professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration now

AHPRA is now calling for online applications for registration from students who are in their final year of an approved program of study.
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16 Nov 2015

Tribunal orders costs against enrolled nurse for obtaining registration improperly

A tribunal has found an enrolled nurse provided false and misleading information to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to gain registration in Australia.
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13 Nov 2015

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest - Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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13 Nov 2015

Call for applications for appointment to the AHPRA Community Reference Group

Applications are now sought to fill vacancies on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Community Reference Group.
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13 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands former psychologist, finds professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded former psychologist Steven Spring for professional misconduct, and precluded him from applying for registration for two and a half years.
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12 Nov 2015

Tribunal cancels pharmacist’s registration, finds professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded pharmacist Mr David Brewster, cancelled his registration and disqualified him from reapplying for registration for one year.
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06 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and the National Registration and Notifications Committee.
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04 Nov 2015

Infection prevention and control in dentistry

The Dental Board of Australia (the Dental Board) together with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) hosted a forum on Thursday 22 October 2015 with some of our key partners to focus our attention on effective infection prevention and control by dental practitioners.
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02 Nov 2015

National registration delivering more registered health practitioners

The number of registered health practitioners in Australia continues to grow in new data featured in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards annual report for 2014/15 published today.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised registration standards published today

National Boards regulating most Australian registered health practitioners have today commenced publishing revised registration standards, which will come into effect over the next 12 months and replace the existing standards.
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30 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the NT / SA / WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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30 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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26 Oct 2015

Board imposes conditions on Dr Phillip Nitschke, ending legal process

The Medical Board of Australia has imposed strict conditions on the medical registration of Dr Phillip Nitschke in a mediated settlement that concludes longstanding legal and tribunal proceedings.
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21 Oct 2015

AHPRA calls for more reporting to improve public safety

AHPRA today called on Victorian health practitioners and services to report their concerns about poor quality care, so regulators can act when needed to keep the public safe.
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16 Oct 2015

AHPRA widens investigation into practitioners at Victorian health service

Australia’s health regulators yesterday launched investigations into other doctors and midwives at the Djerriwarrh Health Service in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, after receiving an expert report raising concerns about obstetric and midwifery care at the service.
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16 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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16 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal is now open for 12 health professions

More than 155,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November.
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18 Sep 2015

Call for applications

The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from experienced osteopathy practitioners interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels to assist the Board in its primary role of protecting the public.
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10 Sep 2015

Medical Board and AHPRA endorse EAG call for action

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency today endorsed the call for action across the health sector to end discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
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04 Sep 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Notifications Committee of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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02 Sep 2015

National Boards fees set for 2015/16

National Boards have announced practitioner registration fees for 2015/16, including 6 Boards that have reduced fees, 3 which have frozen fees and 5 which have limited fee increases to the national consumer price index (CPI) of 1.3%.
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27 Aug 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends doctor over alternative, unproven medical treatment

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr William Barnes, suspending him for three months and imposing conditions on his registration.
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24 Aug 2015

AHPRA reports on performance in Queensland

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) today released the latest performance data on AHPRA’s management of notifications in Queensland.
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21 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT / TAS / VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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14 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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13 Aug 2015

Court outcome shows regulation at work protecting patients

A man who pretended to be a dentist in Victoria today pleaded guilty to the 17 charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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10 Aug 2015

AHPRA welcomes Ministers' response to NRAS review report

Health Ministers’ response to the independent three year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme welcomed.
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06 Aug 2015

Medical Board warns doctors of fraudulent letter

The Medical Board of Australia today warned doctors to look out for a fraudulent letter purporting to be jointly from the Board and the Department of Human Services.
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06 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought from registered midwives from the Australian Capital Territory to fill vacancies on the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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29 Jul 2015

AHPRA and the NMBA take action to protect patients

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), is taking legal action against a man they allege has pretended to be a registered nurse.
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29 Jul 2015

GP reprimanded and conditions imposed over professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Jon Garland engaged in professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner.
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24 Jul 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) is calling for applications from interested persons for appointment to the Accreditation Committee (the Committee).
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23 Jul 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner over unsatisfactory professional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Ms Devorah Lindberg acted in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct, by omitting information about her work history when applying for registration as a medical radiation practitioner.
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21 Jul 2015

Practitioner disqualified following criminal conviction

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Mr Phillip Dibbs and disqualified him from applying for registration as a nurse or midwife for 10 years.
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14 Jul 2015

Medical Board suspends Dr Tareq Kamleh

The Medical Board of Australia has confirmed it has suspended the registration of Dr Tareq Kamleh.
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07 Jul 2015

Health Ministers announce National Board appointments

Australia’s health ministers have announced appointments and reappointments of Chairs, practitioner members and community members to fill vacancies arising across 12 National Boards.
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07 Jul 2015

AHPRA and Board respect Supreme Court decision

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA respect the Supreme Court decision about Dr Philip Nitschke.
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02 Jul 2015

Tips for dental patients

The Dental Board of Australia and AHPRA have added ‘Tips for dental patients’ to help you make sure you are getting safe care from your dental practitioner. 
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02 Jul 2015

Regulation at work protecting patients

Australia’s health regulators are working in partnership to enforce infection control standards in dental practice and take action to manage risk to patients.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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30 Jun 2015

End of grandparenting arrangements allowing some practitioners to become registered

Effective 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some practitioners to become registered as their professions joined the National Scheme1 have expired.
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29 Jun 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board Threshold Competency Standards Advisory Panel

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has agreed to commence a project to develop a new set of threshold competencies for occupational therapy practice.
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26 Jun 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Board list of approved persons for appointment to panels, or the Registration and Notifications Committee.
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22 Jun 2015

AHPRA acts on more unregistered individuals

AHPRA is calling for people who have been treated by unregistered individuals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to come forward, amid concerns about sub-standard dental care and poor infection control.
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18 Jun 2015

Update on work to improve the notifier experience

AHPRA has published an update on its work to improve customer service, in response to Health Issues Centre Victoria recommendations.
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10 Jun 2015

AHPRA takes action to protect patients

AHPRA has charged a man who is not registered or qualified in Australia with pretending to be a dentist and allegedly providing dental treatment to people in Victoria.
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01 Jun 2015

Tips for easy online renewal for nurses and midwives

Read these quick tips to renew your registration online and on time.
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01 Jun 2015

Board Chair’s leadership recognised in prestigious AMA award

The leadership and contribution of Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, has been recognised with the prestigious 2015 AMA Woman in Medicine award.
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22 May 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia invites applications from experienced medical radiation practitioners interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants except Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal reprimands pharmacist over professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has found pharmacist Vu The Tran behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses review of conditions on registration

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by a Dr Nicolae Cruceru to review a Medical Board of Australia decision to impose conditions on his registration.
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18 May 2015

New info for podiatry students and graduates

From today, podiatry students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered podiatrist.
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15 May 2015

Tribunal orders Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered again

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal this morning ordered that Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered in the medical profession again in Australia.
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14 May 2015

Former practitioner fined for claiming to be an osteopath and chiropractor

AHPRA, in partnership with the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Osteopathy Board of Australia, have successfully prosecuted Mr Robert Black.
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13 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses psychologist’s application for finding to be supressed

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by psychologist Mr Ziji Fox to suppress details of a finding that he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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13 May 2015

Pharmacist cautioned following investigation into criminal offences

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has cautioned pharmacist Malcolm Coghill following an investigation by the former Pharmacists Board of Queensland into criminal offences.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner suspended for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a medical practitioner engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanding him and suspending his registration for one year from 29 April 2015.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and fined for professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found Dr Steven Andrew behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding and fining him $10,000, and imposing conditions on his registration.
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11 May 2015

Board seeks orders in relation to former surgeon Jayant Patel

The Medical Board of Australia today took disciplinary action against former surgeon Jayant Patel in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in Brisbane.
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08 May 2015

AHPRA publishes Queensland complaints performance data

AHPRA and the National Boards have today published detailed performance data about notifications management in Queensland.
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08 May 2015

Call for applications - Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Applications are now sought from health practitioners and community members from the Australian Capital Territory to fill vacancies on the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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05 May 2015

Medical Board of Australia and AMA join forces on doctors' health

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have joined forces on a national health program for doctors and medical students in Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications - New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia

Applications are now sought from medical practitioners and community members from New South Wales to fill vacancies on the New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health practitioners across Australia

Applications are now sought for appointments to the following vacancies.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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29 Apr 2015

Tribunal finds nurse guilty of professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found Mr Timothy Buckby guilty of professional misconduct for engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient and breaching obligations of confidentiality.
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29 Apr 2015

Updated section for internationally qualified nurses and midwives

Today we launched new pages with updated content on the internationally qualified nurses and midwives sections on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) website.
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24 Apr 2015

Identifying hot-spots of risk to improve healthcare quality and safety

A research project launched in December is using AHPRA data to track risks in order to prevent harm. The project has many potential benefits.
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24 Apr 2015

Health and Care Professions Council UK: on collaboration and proactive regulation

HCPC Chair, Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE, visited AHPRA in February as part of an ongoing information-sharing relationship. She had many insights to share on the challenges of multi-profession regulation.
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23 Apr 2015

Health Ministers to consider NRAS review report in August

Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers will respond to the report of the review of the National Scheme in August this year.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal affirms National Board decision to refuse registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has affirmed a Medical Board of Australia decision to refuse Dr Salahuddin Taj’s application for specialist registration.
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20 Apr 2015

WA man fined for claiming to be a chiropractor

The Magistrates Court of WA has charged Robert Scott for claiming to be a chiropractor registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal finds former psychologist guilty of professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded former psychologist Elisabeth Freeman, found she engaged in professional misconduct, and disqualified her from applying for registration as a psychologist for 18 months.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal imposes conditions on registration of NT nurse

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has determined an appeal against a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to impose conditions on the registration of nurse, Peter Savage. The tribunal substituted a new decision to replace the Board’s decision.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal reprimands and fines practitioner for falsifying registration documents

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found Dr Jai Palaniappan engaged in professional misconduct. He was reprimanded and fined $4,000 for falsifying registration documents.
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20 Apr 2015

Medical practitioner fined, disqualified for professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has fined Dr John Barry Myers $10,000 and disqualified him from applying for registration as a medical practitioner for five years.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal confirms National Board decision to refuse registration

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has confirmed a decision by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to refuse Mr Linse Thomas’ application for registration as an internationally qualified nurse.
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17 Apr 2015

Call for applications

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from experienced dentists with specialist registration in oral surgery or oral maxillofacial surgery interested in being included on an approved list of potential members for appointment to the Oral Surgery Panel.
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17 Apr 2015

Community protected: Misleading website off the air

A potentially misleading website that republished information from AHPRA’s register of practitioners without consent is no longer published.
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16 Apr 2015

Follow AHPRA on Facebook

AHPRA and the National Boards will now be able to engage with Australia’s 600,000 registered health practitioners on a new platform, Facebook.
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15 Apr 2015

Top tips on using the register for public safety

AHPRA has added ‘Top tips: Using the register for public safety checks’ to help the public and employers get the most out of AHPRA's register of practitioners.
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30 Mar 2015

Call for applications

The Medical Radiation Practice Board invites applications from experienced medical radiation practitioners interested in appointment as a content writer for the National Examination Committee (the Committee).
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27 Mar 2015

Improving monitoring of conditions on practitioner registration

AHPRA has welcomed calls for stringent monitoring and swift detection of breaches in compliance by registered health practitioners with restrictions on their registration.
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24 Mar 2015

Board commissions research on revalidation

The Medical Board of Australia has commissioned international research into revalidation, or ways to make sure doctors keep their skills up to date throughout their professional lives
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23 Mar 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for persons interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels and/or the accreditation committee.
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20 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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20 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends nurse, and imposes conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Ms Anne McAleer for professional misconduct, cancelled her registration as a registered nurse and disqualified her from reapplying for registration for six months.
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17 Mar 2015

Board consults on new cosmetic surgery guidelines

Cooling off periods for all patients and mandatory psychological assessment for under 18s are proposed in draft guidelines for cosmetic medical and surgical procedures proposed by the Medical Board of Australia.
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16 Mar 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Christopher Alroe and imposed conditions on his registration for professional misconduct.
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13 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and fines practitioner for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Mr Muir McPherson for professional misconduct, fined him and imposed conditions on his registration.
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13 Mar 2015

Update on the review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

The Ministerial Council will consider the final report from the independent review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme at their April 2015 meeting.
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13 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends nurse, and imposes conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of WA has reprimanded Mr Michael Cummins, suspended his registration as an enrolled nurse for 16 months and imposed conditions on his registration once he does return to practice.
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13 Mar 2015

Dental practitioner reprimanded and fined

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has reprimanded and fined Dr Ari Masters and imposed conditions on his registration for unprofessional conduct.
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10 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded pharmacist Mr Brian McAllan and found he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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03 Mar 2015

Practitioner ordered not to reapply for registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Patrick O’Brien behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct, and ordered him to not reapply for registration as a health practitioner.
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26 Feb 2015

Psychiatrist reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional performance

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Zoran Radovic for unsatisfactory professional performance as a psychiatrist.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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17 Feb 2015

Websites using information from public registers without permission

No AHPRA permission for publication of data sourced from public online register.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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16 Feb 2015

End of arrangements allowing some practitioners to become registered

From 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some practitioners to become registered as their professions joined the National Scheme1 will expire.
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13 Feb 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner for professional misconduct

Sanjai Gupta - conditions imposed on registration as a nurse.
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13 Feb 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends practitioner, imposes conditions on registration

Ms Ah Choo Teo - registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner suspended for three months.
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13 Feb 2015

Call for expressions of interest for appointments to AHPRA Agency Management Committee

Expressions of interest are sought for appointments to fill vacancies on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Agency Management Committee.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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02 Feb 2015

Court of Appeal sets aside Tribunal finding of improper conduct

Dr Leila Dekker - appeal allowed.
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30 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for a medical practitioner member from the Northern Territory to fill the following board member vacancy.
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30 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for a community member from the Northern Territory to filll the following board member vacancy.
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28 Jan 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board advisory list

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board) invites applications from experienced practising occupational therapists interested in being included on the National Board’s list of advisors.
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23 Jan 2015

Tribunal lifts suspension of medical practitioner

Dr Wijeneka Liyanage - suspension on registration lifted following appeal.
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23 Jan 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

Tribunal finds professional misconduct, imposes conditions on registration.
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20 Jan 2015

Students graduate from first medical radiation practice programs to be accredited and approved

Students have graduated from the first medical radiation practice programs of study to be accredited and approved under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
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20 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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13 Jan 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioners for unprofessional conduct

Dr Tam Dieu and Dr Mervyn Cass: reprimanded and conditions placed on registration.
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07 Jan 2015

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke's registration as a medical practitioner.
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2014

24 Dec 2014

Statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Mr Harpeet Singh: registration cancelled and disqualified from applying for registration as a nurse for 20 months.
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23 Dec 2014

Statement from the Psychology Board of Australia

Mr Domenic Greco – reprimanded, registration cancelled effective 19 January 2015, and disqualified from applying for registration for two years from that date.
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19 Dec 2014

Tribunal cancels dental practitioner’s registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has cancelled Dr John Ham’s registration from 12 December 2014 and disqualified him from applying for registration for six months from that date.
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11 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded, registration cancelled and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Mr Frank Balestra, cancelled his registration as a pharmacist and disqualified him from applying for registration for 30 years.
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10 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found that Mr Nicholas Gledhill engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanded him and disqualified him from applying for registration for two years. Mr Gledhill had previously let his registration lapse.
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10 Dec 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner, cancels registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr Gareth Eldred, cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner and disqualified him from applying for registration for 18 months.
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10 Dec 2014

Medical practitioner reprimanded and suspended for unsatisfactory professional conduct

On 4 November 2014, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal reprimanded Dr Bharat Doolabh, suspended his registration for 12 months and imposed conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner.
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08 Dec 2014

CEO briefing on the 2013/14 annual report

CEO Martin Fletcher briefed National Board and committee members on the 2013/14 annual report of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme on Monday 17 November 2014.
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05 Dec 2014

National Boards report on their work

National Boards have reported on their work in regulating their profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme during 2013/14.
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05 Dec 2014

Physiotherapist permanently disqualified for professional misconduct

Mr Bharath Devadas - permanently disqualified from applying for registration as a physiotherapist.
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01 Dec 2014

Tribunal reprimands, disqualifies nurse and cancels registration

The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal has reprimanded Ms Jayne Morley, cancelling her registration as a nurse and disqualifying her from applying for registration until 1 January 2018.
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25 Nov 2014

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being.
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21 Nov 2014

Health practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Health practitioners across 12 professions have less than two weeks to renew registration with their National Board to avoid paying a late fee.
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20 Nov 2014

Tribunal dismisses appeal by medical practitioner

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal dismissed an appeal by Dr Ashraf Ibrahim Abdou Ibrahim against a Medical Board of Australia decision to refuse his application for limited registration.
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20 Nov 2014

Medical practitioner suspended, reprimanded and fined for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has suspended the medical registration of Dr Paul Langton for 18 months, reprimanded him and fined him $30,000 for professional misconduct.
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18 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner and cancels registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr Mughammad Saliem Ismail and cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner.
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17 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner, cancels registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ordered the cancellation of Dr Nemalan Seshagiri Moodley’s registration as a medical practitioner, and prohibited him from applying for registration for five years.
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14 Nov 2014

Practitioner reprimanded, removed from register and banned for nine months

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Daniel Van Dijk, removed his name from the register, and banned him from reapplying for registration for nine months.
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14 Nov 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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13 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands practitioner and imposes conditions on registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr William Fitzgerald and imposed conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.
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12 Nov 2014

New approach to International criminal history checks

From early 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will implement a new procedure for checking international criminal history.
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10 Nov 2014

Board confirms referral of Dr Nitschke to Tribunal

The Medical Board of Australia has referred Dr Phillip Nitschke to the Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal for a hearing into his professional conduct.
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07 Nov 2014

Media release

AHPRA and the National Boards have released their 2013/14 Annual Report on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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07 Nov 2014

South Australian woman pleads guilty to pretending to be a psychologist

A SA woman has pleaded guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court of claiming to be a registered psychologist and using health practitioner titles protected under the National Law.
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06 Nov 2014

Tribunal reprimands and suspends physiotherapist

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Mr Alexander Browning and suspended his registration as a physiotherapist for two months.
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06 Nov 2014

Tribunal fines and reprimands medical practitioner

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr David Evan Roberts, ordered audits of his communication with patients and fined him $15,000 for unprofessional conduct.
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27 Oct 2014

Tribunal reprimands and fines doctor for professional misconduct

The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal has found that Dr Frederick Rhys Henning engaged in unsatisfactory professional performance and professional misconduct.
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24 Oct 2014

Public consultation

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is releasing for public consultation papers on the review of the Endorsement as a nurse practitioner registration standard and associated Guidelines.
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24 Oct 2014

Public consultation

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is releasing for public consultation papers on the review of the Registration standard endorsement for scheduled medicines for eligible midwives.
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23 Oct 2014

Request for tender - Stakeholder engagement initiative

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s approach to communicating with stakeholders.
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22 Oct 2014

National Board recognises special week for occupational therapists

Occupational Therapy Board Chair highlights the important contribution of occupational therapists to the community.
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21 Oct 2014

Statement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Mr David Lance Lahey – reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration as a nurse.
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21 Oct 2014

Statement by the Podiatry Board of Australia

Mr Terrence Williams – disqualified from applying for registration for three years.
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17 Oct 2014

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards

Applications are now sought for appointments to upcoming vacancies for chairs (from practitioner members), practitioner members and community members.
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13 Oct 2014

Final-year students urged to apply for registration now

AHPRA is now calling for online applications for registration from students who are in their final year of an approved program of study.
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02 Oct 2014

Victorian man pleads guilty to pretending to be a registered dentist

Victorian man, Mr Adel Abraham, last week pleaded guilty to 12 counts of carrying out dental acts that are restricted by law and one count of pretending to be a registered dentist.
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25 Sep 2014

National Boards and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreements

Media Release - National Boards and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreements.
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24 Sep 2014

Online renewal is now open for 12 health professions

Over 150,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November.
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23 Sep 2014

Setting things right: AHPRA actions to improve consumer experience

A report recommending ways to improve consumers’ interaction with the National Scheme has been published today, along with a list of actions that AHPRA is taking to address the issues raised.
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11 Sep 2014

Consultation paper on National Scheme review published

An independent three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is now underway.
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11 Sep 2014

Media statement

AHPRA and the National Boards welcome important research about mandatory reporting in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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04 Sep 2014

Media statement

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and AHPRA have announced a response for some nurses and midwives caught by changes to registration requirements in February 2014.
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28 Aug 2014

Revised FAQ for internationally qualified nurses and midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia publishes revised FAQ for internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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27 Aug 2014

Media release

The National Boards have announced registration fees for their professions for 2014/15.
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25 Aug 2014

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board to run Twitter chat

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board are running a Twitter chat to discuss registration requirements for internationally qualified nurses & midwives (IQNMs).
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21 Aug 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for physiotherapists to join the Physiotherapy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels and/or the Physiotherapy Advisor List.
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18 Aug 2014

New National Board appointments and reappointment

AHPRA welcomes National Board appointments and reappointment announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.
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15 Aug 2014

Media release

AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board are committed to finding a solution to help internationally qualified nurses and midwives caught by changes to registration requirements.
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14 Aug 2014

We have new homepages!

Today we have launched new homepage designs across all our websites.
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14 Aug 2014

Like our new look?

We have just updated the homepages of the AHPRA and Board websites, and we want to do much more. Tell us about your experience. Your feedback will help us further improve our websites to best meet your needs.
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12 Aug 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointments to Chiropractic Board; health performance and professional standards hearings panels and advisors.
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11 Aug 2014

Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) now available online

Registered health practitioners using the AHPRA portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
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01 Aug 2014

Media release

The Medical Board of Australia has announced the registration fees for medical practitioners for 2014/15.
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29 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for medical radiation practitioners to join the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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28 Jul 2014

#AHPRAQandA Twitter chat to discuss blood-borne virus guidelines

AHPRA is running a Twitter chat to discuss practitioners and students with a blood-borne virus.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The National Boards are calling for feedback on guidelines on the regulatory management of health practitioners with blood borne infectious diseases.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The Medical Board has made a decision to suspend the registration of Dr Nitschke.
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18 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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17 Jul 2014

Board confirms proposal to suspend

The South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia has proposed to suspend the medical registration of Dr Philip Nitschke.
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16 Jul 2014

Media release

Mr Bharath Devadas - permanently disqualified from applying for registration as a physiotherapist.
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15 Jul 2014

Management of blood borne viruses

National Boards expect practitioners to comply with CDNA guidance on and for health practitioners with blood borne viruses.
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09 Jul 2014

Request for tender: Requirements for assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has released a tender on assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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07 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for dental practitioners to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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01 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for dental practitioners to join the Dental Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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01 Jul 2014

Media release

All Boards and AHPRA have launched refreshed regulatory principles for regulating in the public interest. Today also marks our 4th birthday and new arrangements in Qld.
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27 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Medical Board of Australia.
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27 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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23 Jun 2014

Board members announced by Health Ministers

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) welcomes the new and reappointed Board members that were announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) last week.
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20 Jun 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Psychology Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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13 Jun 2014

Have your say!

Most National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines.
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10 Jun 2014

Request for tender

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to carry out a comprehensive review of the understanding and recognition of its brand identity.
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03 Jun 2014

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Midwife standards for practice - extended closure date

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has extended the closing date for a request for tender to review the Midwife standards for practice.
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30 May 2014

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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20 May 2014

Media release

Updated Advertising guidelines published today by National Boards.
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14 May 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Chiropractic Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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13 May 2014

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Midwife standards for practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a request for tender to review the Midwife standards for practice.
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07 May 2014

New National Board appointments and reappointment

AHPRA welcomes National Board appointments and reappointment announced by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.
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02 May 2014

Have your say! Seven National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines

Have your say! Seven National Boards are consulting on important standards and guidelines.
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01 May 2014

Media release

Australia's health ministers have appointed Michael Gorton AM as Chair of the Agency Management Committee, a position he will hold until September 2015.
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30 Apr 2014

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia welcome settlement of long-running case

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia today welcomed the conditional settlement of the class action arising from the criminal conduct of Dr James Latham Peters.
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29 Apr 2014

Three-year review

The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) has now published the terms of reference for the three-year review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme).
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28 Apr 2014

AHPRA and Board welcome settlement of longstanding legal case

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia welcome settlement of long-running case.
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28 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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14 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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07 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Medical Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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28 Mar 2014

Twitter chat with AHPRA CEO

Join AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher on Friday 28 March at 12pm AEST for a twitter chat, use the hashtag #ahpraqanda.
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28 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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25 Mar 2014

Resources for the revised codes and guidelines

The Advertising FAQ (March 2014) is being regularly updated with additional questions. Check back to this page to see the latest information available.
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21 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Chiropractic Board of Australia
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21 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Osteopathy Board of Australia
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21 Mar 2014

AHPRA has updated its privacy policy

To reflect recent changes made to Australian privacy laws, AHPRA has updated its privacy policy.
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13 Mar 2014

Unplanned office closure alert

The AHPRA Northern Territory office has reopened
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12 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Chiropractic Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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12 Mar 2014

AHPRA responds to parliamentary committee report

AHPRA responds to parliamentary committee report.
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11 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Pharmacy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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24 Feb 2014

Osteopathy Board of Australia's panel member recruitment

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners to join the Osteopathy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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17 Feb 2014

Media statement

Revised advertising guidelines set down National Board expectations of health practitioners.
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13 Feb 2014

Revised guidelines, code and policy released today, effective from March 2014

The National Boards have published revised guidelines and codes of conduct, and a new social media policy, which come into effect from mid-March.
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12 Feb 2014

New model for assessing qualifications of international nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a media release on the new model for assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
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07 Feb 2014

National Board delegations now published on the AHPRA website

Details of decision-making powers delegated by National Boards to national committees, state and territory boards, and AHPRA will now be published on the AHPRA website.
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24 Jan 2014

Media release

The first prosecution of a National Law offence resulted in a guilty verdict and the accused person ordered to pay fines totaling $20,000.
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2013

20 Dec 2013

2013/14 health profession agreements published

AHPRA publishes 2013/14 health profession agreements.
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20 Dec 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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20 Dec 2013

Media release

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has launched a new data exchange service which will better protect the public, while saving time and money in the health sector.
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13 Dec 2013

Call for applications for appointment to Queensland state boards

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Psychology Board of Australia are seeking health practitioners and community members to join their Queensland state boards.
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29 Nov 2013

Call for applications for appointment to state, territory and regional Boards of National Boards

The Medical Board of Australia, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Psychology Board of Australia are seeking health practitioners and community members to join state, territory and regional Boards.
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29 Nov 2013

Call for applications for appointment to the Osteopathy Board of Australia

Call for applications for appointment to the Osteopathy Board of Australia.
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21 Nov 2013

Statement on proposed endorsement standard for nurses and midwives supplying medicines under protocol

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a media statement on the proposed endorsement standard for nurses and midwives supplying medicines under protocol.
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21 Nov 2013

Media release

Medical Board announces action against Dr Jayant Patel.
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15 Nov 2013

Board member vacancies

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards.
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01 Nov 2013

Media release

The 2012/13 Annual Report of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards has been published.
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30 Oct 2013

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requests for tender - update

The Nursing and Midwifery Board invites interested parties to please refer to updated attachments in the National Board's recent requests for tender.
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25 Oct 2013

Media release

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on the English language skills and criminal history registration standards which are now under review.
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18 Oct 2013

AHPRA Agency Management Committee Vacancies

Call for expressions of interest for appointments to AHPRA's Agency Management Committee.
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18 Oct 2013

Board Member vacancy – Pharmacy Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a community member to join the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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17 Oct 2013

Media release

Final-year students can go online now to apply for registration as a health practitioner before they graduate.
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14 Oct 2013

Board Member Vacancy - ACT Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a community member to join the ACT Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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14 Oct 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Board releases a public consultation paper

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has released a consultation paper for re-entry to practice.
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11 Oct 2013

Panel member vacancies - Psychology Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest to join the Psychology Board of Australia's list of approved persons for panel appointments.
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09 Oct 2013

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review models of supervision for privately practicing midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board or NMBA) is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to undertake a review of Privately practicing midwives models of supervision.
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09 Oct 2013

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to review the Registered nurse standards for practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board or NMBA) is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to review the Registered nurse standards for practice.
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03 Oct 2013

Media release

New consultation on international criminal history checks
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26 Sep 2013

Media release

Online renewal is now open for 12 regulated health professions.
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23 Sep 2013

Media release

AHPRA and the National Boards will publish health profession agreements over the coming weeks.
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20 Sep 2013

Committee member vacancies - Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for persons interested to join Committees of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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19 Sep 2013

Media release

AHPRA hosting a nurse practitioner forum in Melbourne on 25 October 2013.
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16 Sep 2013

National Boards release quarterly registration data

The National Boards have released their quarterly registration data.
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06 Sep 2013

AHPRA releases report on practitioner audits

The report on the second phase of the audit pilot that was run earlier this year is now available. Read the reports on the Audit page.
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06 Sep 2013

Board Member vacancy - Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a community member to join the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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04 Sep 2013

Application date extended for the Workforce Innovation and Reform Working Party vacancies

Application date extended until 20 September 2013 for appointment to the Workforce Innovation and Reform Working Party of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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19 Aug 2013

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia - Vacancies for committee members

Call for nominations and/or expressions of interest for appointment to the Workforce Innovation and Reform Working Party of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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07 Aug 2013

Opportunity to improve the health complaint & notification process

Independent study by University of Sydney researchers: Community expectations & experiences of health complaints & notifications processes.
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02 Aug 2013

Media release

A Victorian chiropractor's registration has been cancelled after a three year battle by the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
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31 Jul 2013

Panel member vacancies – Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for health practitioners to join the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments.
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29 Jul 2013

Media release

National Boards set fees for 2013/14.
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29 Jul 2013

Media release

AHPRA has received a referral from the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), as a result of the ACC's investigation into drugs in sport.
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26 Jul 2013

Board member vacancy - Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a community member to join the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
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19 Jul 2013

Board Member Vacancy - ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a health practitioner to join the ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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19 Jul 2013

Media release

The 2013/14 business plan was released this week. It identifies AHPRA's goals for the next year, explains the reasons they are attainable, and includes a plan for reaching them.
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09 Jul 2013

AHPRA publishes request for quotation

AHPRA has published a request for quotation (RFQ) for developing a customised Governance training course. Submissions close 19 August 2013.
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01 Jul 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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19 Jun 2013

Media release

Due to a lack of evidence, the Medical Board of Australia will take no further action against senior WA health officials named in a notification lodged in early 2013.
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11 Jun 2013

Media release

AHPRA has published new guides on complaints in the National Scheme for health practitioners and the public.
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23 May 2013

Media release

The Medical Board of Australia has appointed an interim committee to deal with the work of the former Queensland Board.
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20 May 2013

Media release

The Community Reference Group membership has been announced. The group will advise AHPRA and the National Boards on engaging with communities.
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17 May 2013

Application date extended for panel member vacancies - Psychology Board

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Psychology Board of Australia's list of approved persons for panel appointments.
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16 May 2013

Media release

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is reminding nurses and midwives to renew registration by 31 May.
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09 May 2013

Media release

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia marks special days for nurses and midwives.
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02 May 2013

National Boards release quarterly registration data

The National Boards have released their quarterly registration data.
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29 Apr 2013

Media release

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is pleased with a strong start to the registration renewal campaign.
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26 Apr 2013

Media release

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA have issued a statement.
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19 Apr 2013

Panel member vacancies - Psychology Board of Australia

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Psychology Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments.
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16 Apr 2013

Media release

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia will work with Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to introduce changes to health complaints management in Queensland.
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15 Apr 2013

Panel member vacancies - Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Physiotherapy Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments.
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10 Apr 2013

Victorian submissions published

AHPRA and the National Boards have published their submissions to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the performance of AHPRA.
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09 Apr 2013

Media release

Media release - National Boards are consulting on a draft social media policy and revised guidelines on advertising and mandatory reporting.
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05 Apr 2013

Board Member Vacancy - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Call for Nominations and/or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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27 Mar 2013

Fact sheet on non-practising registration

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a new fact sheet on non-practising registration.  
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27 Mar 2013

Fact sheet on scope of practice for nursing and midwifery

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published a new fact sheet on the scope of practice for registered nurses and midwives.  
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27 Mar 2013

Queensland Board Member Vacancy

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a Board Member in Queensland.
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25 Mar 2013

Reminder to nurses and midwives to renew registration

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is urging nurses and midwives to look out for an email reminding them to renew registration by 31 May.
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15 Mar 2013

Audit framework for nursing and midwifery registrants

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is taking the next step towards auditing nurses and midwives' compliance with Board-approved mandatory registration standards.
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15 Mar 2013

Board Member Vacancy – Psychology Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the Psychology Board of Australia.
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08 Mar 2013

Professional indemnity insurance for privately practising midwives

Are you a national or international privately practising midwife? Your opinion counts.
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06 Mar 2013

Nursing and Midwifery Board Media Release

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is urging nurses and midwives to update their contact details to receive registration renewal reminders.
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25 Feb 2013

Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy.
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22 Feb 2013

Accreditation Committee Member Vacancy - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest to join the Accreditation Committee of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
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22 Feb 2013

Victoria Board Member Vacancies

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for Board Members in Victoria.
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11 Feb 2013

Committee Member Vacancies - Dental Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest to join Committees of the Dental Board of Australia.
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08 Feb 2013

South Australia - Board Member Vacancies

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for Board Members in South Australia.
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01 Feb 2013

Board Member Vacancy - Chiropractic Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
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01 Feb 2013

ACT Board Member Vacancies

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for Board Members in the Australian Capital Territory.
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25 Jan 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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16 Jan 2013

National Boards release quarterly registration data

The National Boards have released their quarterly registration data.
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10 Jan 2013

Media Release

Applications are open for the National Scheme Community Reference Group.
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2012

19 Dec 2012

Survey: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia consults publicly on revised Nurse Practitioner competency standards

Survey: Consultation opens on revised Nurse Practitioner national competency standards, closes 1 March 2013.
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18 Dec 2012

Board Member Vacancy - Osteopathy Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the Osteopathy Board of Australia.
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17 Dec 2012

AHPRA releases report on practitioner audits

The report on the pharmacy audit pilot that was run earlier this year is now available.
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07 Dec 2012

AHPRA releases request for information

A request for information is being released to gather information to identify a software solution to meet the Regulatory Compliance System business and technical requirements.
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27 Nov 2012

Health practitioners urged to renew their registration on time

Health practitioners, whose registration is due by 30 November, are urged to renew online, on time.
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27 Nov 2012

AHPRA launches new searchable list for approved courses

For the first time Australians now have immediate access to a comprehensive, easily searchable national list of approved programs of study for health practitioners.
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26 Nov 2012

Victorian Committee Member Vacancies - Dental Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest to join Victorian Committees of the Dental Board of Australia.
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16 Nov 2012

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia publishes independent Siggins Miller report

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board or NMBA) has today published the Siggins Miller report on the overview of health programs for nurses and midwives with health impairment.
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14 Nov 2012

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Accreditation Committee - Vacancies for health practitioner committee members

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for appointment to the Accreditation Committee of the Medical Radiation Practitioner Board of Australia.
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14 Nov 2012

Media Release

AHPRA legal team recognised in national awards.
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12 Nov 2012

Making a safer health system for you

AHPRA has partnered with Consumers Health Forum Australia to hold a series of community forums for members of the public to learn about health practitioner regulation.
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09 Nov 2012

Graduate applications for registration FAQs - nursing and midwifery

The Graduate applications for registration FAQs page on the AHPRA website is now updated to include specific FAQs for students and new graduates of nursing and midwifery.
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01 Nov 2012

National Boards and AHPRA release 2012 Annual Report

The annual report of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards has been published.
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31 Oct 2012

Panel member vacancies - Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments
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30 Oct 2012

Panel member vacancies - Podiatry Board of Australia

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Podiatry Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments
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19 Oct 2012

Board Member Vacancy – Victoria

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the VIC/ ACT / TAS Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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18 Oct 2012

National Boards release quarterly registration data

Quarterly registration data released.
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12 Oct 2012

Board Member Vacancy - New South Wales

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a health practitioner to join the NSW Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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08 Oct 2012

Board awards projects for nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has awarded nursing and midwifery projects.
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05 Oct 2012

Media Release

Students about to graduate as health practitioners can go online now to apply for registration early.
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05 Oct 2012

Time running out for medical renewal

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia remind practitioners to renew now if they haven't yet and want to continue to practise.
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27 Sep 2012

Media Release

Health practitioners are urged to renew registration online and by 30 November.
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07 Sep 2012

National Boards will consult publicly on social media policy

The National Boards' preliminary consultation on social media will be followed by a public consultation phase.
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24 Aug 2012

Board Member Vacancy - Chinese Medicine Board

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for a community member position for the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
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20 Aug 2012

Media Release

The membership of AHPRA Agency Management Committee was announced today by Australia’s Health Ministers.
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08 Aug 2012

Quarterly registration data released

National Boards release quarterly registration data.
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06 Aug 2012

AHPRA releases business plan and service charter

The AHPRA business plan and service charter are now available.
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31 Jul 2012

National Board membership announced

Health ministers have announced changes to the membership of the 10 National Boards originally appointed in 2009.
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27 Jul 2012

Board Member Vacancy - Australian Capital Territory

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for 3 x Health Practitioners and a Community Board Member to join the ACT Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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23 Jul 2012

Media Release

The Medical Board of Australia has launched its 2012 registration renewal campaign today.
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02 Jul 2012

Board Member Vacancy - Northern Territory

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest - Northern Territory.
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01 Jul 2012

Media Release

Four more health professions now regulated nationally.
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29 Jun 2012

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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25 Jun 2012

National Boards consult on international criminal history checks

Consultation open on options for refining international criminal history checks used to assess applications for registration, closes 17 August 2012.
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22 Jun 2012

Board Member Vacancy - ATSI Health Practice Board of Australia

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest.
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20 Jun 2012

Board Member Vacancy - Queensland

Call for Nominations or Expressions of Interest for Board Members - Queensland.
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18 Jun 2012

National Board releases financial information

The Nursing and Midwifery Board and AHPRA have published further detail of the National Board’s financial statements.
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14 Jun 2012

Advisory Notice to employers of medical radiation and Chinese medicine practitioners and occupational therapists

AHPRA has released advice about the transitional arrangements for professions entering the National Scheme on 1 July.
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04 Jun 2012

Board releases financial information

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA have today published further detail of the Board’s financial statements for the 2010- 2011 financial year.
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04 Jun 2012

Students urged to apply online for a smooth path from study to work

Students about to graduate as health practitioners are urged to go online to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work.
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07 May 2012

Media Release

Quarterly registered health practitioner data released today.
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03 Apr 2012

Media Release

Four more health professions regulated nationally from 1 July 2012.
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30 Mar 2012

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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19 Mar 2012

Increased focus on IMGs

The Medical Board, AHPRA and Australian Medical Council welcome focus on International Medical Graduates.
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21 Feb 2012

Media Release from the Board

Registration applications now open for the four 2012 Professions
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27 Jan 2012

New Advertising Fact Sheet and FAQ

AHPRA releases new Advertising Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
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16 Jan 2012

New Professions Urged to Prepare

The new 2012 professions are urged to prepare for joining the National Scheme.
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13 Jan 2012

Registration standards approved for professions joining National Scheme

Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council approves mandatory registration standards for four 2012 health professions.
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2011

12 Dec 2011

Specialists Register Update

Updating the Specialists Register: what practitioners have to do and why.
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12 Dec 2011

Latest AHPRA Report

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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01 Dec 2011

Enrolled Registered Nurse Applications

Enrolled nurses who qualify for registration as a registered nurse can now apply online
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24 Nov 2011

AHPRA launches online applications for provisional registrants

Medical and pharmacy interns with provisional registration can now apply online for general registration.
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14 Nov 2011

Media Release: Practitioners Urged to Renew

Statement from AHPRA
Health practitioners urged to renew registration online, on time
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02 Nov 2011

2010-11 Annual Report tabled

AHPRA and the National Boards release annual report.
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20 Oct 2011

Provisional to General Registration

Information for medical and pharmacy interns with provisional registration seeking general registration
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12 Oct 2011

Consultation on the Definition of Practice

Statement from the National Boards
The National Boards are currently consulting on the definition of practice.
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30 Sep 2011

Latest AHPRA Report

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report. 
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02 Sep 2011

New Boards release consultation papers

The Occupational Therapy Board and Medical Radiation Practice Board have released consultation papers.
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29 Aug 2011

Revised NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standard

The Nursing and Midwifery Board will implement a revised English language skills registration standard in September.
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26 Aug 2011

New Professions Progressing

Four new professions are in progress to join the National Scheme.
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03 Aug 2011

The AHPRA ACT Office is Moving

Our Australian Capital Territory office is moving to new premises on Friday, 12 August.
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02 Aug 2011

AHPRA Report

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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19 Jul 2011

AHPRA welcomes 2012 professions

AHPRA welcomes the Board members for the professions joining in 2012
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06 Jul 2011

AHPRA launches new online service for health practitioners

AHPRA launches new online service for printing Certificate of Registration.
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04 Jul 2011

AHPRA and Boards announce 2012 registration fees

AHPRA and national health practitioner registration boards announce 2012 registration fees.
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27 Jun 2011

Last chance to renew for nurses and midwives due to renew by 31 May

Australia’s nurses and midwives who were due to renew registration by 31 May and have not done so have only days left to apply or their registration will lapse.
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15 Jun 2011

AHPRA Congratulates Chairs on Achievements

AHPRA congratulates the three Chairs of National Boards recognised in the 2011 Queens Birthday honours.
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03 Jun 2011

Fundamentals sound - AHPRA future focused

The fundamentals of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme are sound: Senate Inquiry Report.
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01 Jun 2011

Nurses and midwives urged to renew before registration lapses

Statement from AHPRA
Nurses and midwives whose registration expired on 31 May are urged to renew immediately.
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31 May 2011

AHPRA Report

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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16 May 2011

Online applications smooth path from study to work

Students can now go online to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work.
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29 Apr 2011

New look AHPRA website to improve service to practitioners

AHPRA has launched the first phase of its new look website to improve service to practitioners.
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18 Apr 2011

Snapshot of National Registers

Statement from AHPRA
AHPRA has today released a snapshot profile of Australia's registered health practitioners.
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05 Apr 2011

AHPRA Delivers Student Register

AHPRA has delivered a national Student Register, meeting a requirement of the National Law.
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24 Mar 2011

AHPRA cooperates with Senate Inquiry

Statement from AHPRA
AHPRA will cooperate with the Senate Inquiry into the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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21 Mar 2011

Board update on English language skills registration standard

Statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
English language skills registration standard for nurses and midwives remains in place.
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16 Mar 2011

Nursing and Midwifery Board Joins Twitter

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10 Mar 2011

Psychology Board: Ministerial Council approves health and community area of practice endorsements

Statement from the Psychology Board of Australia
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25 Feb 2011

Medical Board presents to Parliamentary Inquiry

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18 Feb 2011

AHPRA welcomes outcome of Health Ministers Council

Statement from AHPRA
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11 Feb 2011

Update on Lapsed Practitioners

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10 Feb 2011

Production error impacts registration certificates

Statement from AHPRA
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04 Feb 2011

AHPRA reassures Queensland practitioners

Statement from AHPRA
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03 Feb 2011

Media release: Focus on outcomes and improvements

Statement from AHPRA
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01 Feb 2011

Update Victorian registration renewals

Statement from AHPRA
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25 Jan 2011

AHPRA reminds practitioners to renew if due!

Statement from AHPRA
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20 Jan 2011

Media Release: New AHPRA online service to check receipt of registration renewal

Statement from AHPRA
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18 Jan 2011

Difficulties Reaching AHPRA on 1300 Phone Number

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2010

21 Dec 2010

Media release: AHPRA on track for 2011 student registration

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02 Dec 2010

Media Release from Psychology Board

Statement from the Psychology Board of Australia
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26 Nov 2010

Victorian nurses and midwives renew now!

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17 Nov 2010

Tasmanian Board and Committee Vacancies

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12 Nov 2010

Annual Report 2009 to 2010 for the National Boards and AHPRA

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08 Nov 2010

Media Release: Few ‘non-returns’ in medical registration renewal

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08 Nov 2010

Media Release from Medical Board: IMG Pathways

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03 Nov 2010

Media release from AHPRA regarding 2010 graduates

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26 Oct 2010

SA Nurses & Midwives - Update on Renewal of Registration

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19 Oct 2010

Practitioners from WA who have not renewed by 30 September

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30 Sep 2010

Medical Register of Australia

Statement from AHPRA
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28 Sep 2010

Urgent renewal notice for NSW Doctors

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia
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21 Sep 2010

Media Release from Medical Board of Australia

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Sep 2010

Update for international nurses

Statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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13 Sep 2010

Easy online renewal of registration for practitioners

Statement from AHPRA
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13 Sep 2010

AHPRA on the move!

Statement from AHPRA
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07 Sep 2010

Medical registration due now

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia
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18 Aug 2010

Updated FAQ on English Language Skills Registration Standard for Nurses and Midwives

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06 Aug 2010

Media Release from Nursing and Midwifery Board

Statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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02 Aug 2010

Need more information about your registration?

Statement from AHPRA
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30 Jul 2010

What do I do if my registration is about to expire?

Statement from AHPRA
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28 Jul 2010

Is your registration renewal due now?

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23 Jul 2010

Check your registration status online

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22 Jul 2010

Registration due 30 June? Did you renew on time?

Statement from AHPRA
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20 Jul 2010

AHPRA focused on solutions

Statement from AHPRA
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15 Jul 2010

AHPRA focused on information flow

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14 Jul 2010

AHPRA Boosts Response Capacity

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12 Jul 2010

Queensland Registrants - updated information

Statement from AHPRA
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09 Jul 2010

Mutual recognition of WA registrants

Statement from AHPRA
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08 Jul 2010

Reminder regarding PII arrangements

Statement from AHPRA
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02 Jul 2010

New Requirements for Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice

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01 Jul 2010

Failed to renew registration due on 30 June 2010?

Statement from AHPRA
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30 Jun 2010

When will registrants hear from National Boards?

Statement from AHPRA
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29 Apr 2010

New national registration standards now available

Statement from the National Boards
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