31 Jul 2019
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board), along with five other National Boards1, has today published its revised registration standards which will start on 1 December 2019 and replace the existing registration standards.
The Board has revised its recency of practice (RoP), professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements and continuing professional development (CPD) registration standards.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council approved the revised standards on 30 June 2019.
The revised standards will apply to applicants for renewal of registration and most standards will apply for applicants at initial registration2.
The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included a public consultation.
The revised standards are being rolled out to align as much as possible with the renewal cycles for each profession to allow preparation time where there are changes from the existing standards.
The Board will shortly publish additional information about the changes to the registration standards on its website and in the upcoming newsletter.
The following resources about the revised registration standards are available on the AHPRA Registration standards page.