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Review of the Code of conduct for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners

Date posted: 19 December 2017

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia (the Board) have commenced a review of their Code of conduct. This document puts into words what best practice looks like for 11 of the health professions that are regulated in the same way under the National Law. If someone makes a complaint about a registered Health Practitioner’s health, conduct or performance, it is the Code of conduct (and the other registration standards) that they will be measured against in an investigation.

It is important that registered Health Practitioners are familiar with the code and work within it at all times, no matter what they are employed to do.

Workplaces might also have a similar code or guidelines that Health Practitioners also have to follow, but sticking within the boundaries of the Board’s Code of conduct is a legal requirement of registration.

The Board are asking for feedback on the proposed changes that will help ensure it is fit for purpose and doesn’t ask too much of the workforce, or too little.

Source: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia news


Last updated: 18 December 2017
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