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October 2019


17 October 2019

Consultation opens on scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications

The Council is proposing to make drafting changes to some scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications to provide clarity and eliminate any potential confusion or uncertainty. The proposed changes will NOT change, limit or impact the tasks practitioners registered in the affected scopes and related professions are currently able to perform in their day-to-day practice. Council invites you to read more about the proposed changes in the consultation document[/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2019/Consultation-on-scope-of-practice-and-prescribed-qualifications/Consultation-on-scopes-of-practice-and-prescribed-qualifications-17-October-2019.pdf] and provide your feedback online[http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRNJWBM]. Submissions close on 12 December 2019.

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10 October 2019

Consultation opens on draft “naming policy”

Changes made to the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act 2003 require the Council to develop a policy that outlines what its decision-making process will be around publicly releasing the names of practitioners; when it will do so; and what it will take into account when making that decision. Council invites you to read more about the proposed new policy in the consultation document[/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2019/Naming-Policy/Draft-Consultation-document-on-Naming-Policy-with-appendices-1-and-2.pdf] and provide your feedback online[http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JY6QN9R]. Submissions close on 6 December 2019. Submissions received to date.[/resources-and-publications/publications/closed-consultations/consultation-submissions-on-a-naming-policy-under-the-health-practitioners-competence-assurance-act-2003/]

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September 2019


26 September 2019

Outcomes from the consultation on the age limit for OHT restorative activities

After carefully considering all the submissions received, the Council has decided to proceed with the proposal to remove the 18-year age limit for restorative activities from the OHT scope of practice. The updated OHT scope of practice will come into effect on 1 November 2019. Details on the submission themes, Council’s consideration and rationale for its decision, changes to the consultative professional relationship guidance document, and details about the implementation are provided in the consultation outcome document[/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2019/OHT-outcomes-document-final-26Sep19.pdf].

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23 September 2019

Update on our new recertification programme

Work is well underway on the detailed design of our new recertification programme and planning[/assets/Uploads/Recertification-programme-2019/Email-to-all-practitioners-update-on-all-recertification-23-September-2019.pdf] for putting it in place.

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