11 Jun 2021
Have your say on the shared Code of conduct (the code) which sets out the expected professional behaviour and conduct for occupational therapists and promotes safe care to help protect the public.
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board), along with 11 other National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), is reviewing the shared code and wants to hear from people who use it or have an interest in it. Your feedback will help to make the updated code more relevant to practitioners and better able to protect the public.
The codes sets out the professional behaviours the Board expects of registered practitioners. Board Chair Julie Brayshaw said the code ‘reflects the professionalism that is a fundamental part of being a health professional and it is important that all practitioners are familiar with the code and apply it in their practice’.
It can be used by the public to help them understand what to expect from registered occupational therapists.
The Board wants to hear from you to help make the updated code easy to understand and clear about what conduct is expected from practitioners.
Public consultation is open until 6 July 2021. Health practitioners, anyone who sees a health practitioner, education providers and employers are invited and encouraged to have their say.
For information about how to give your feedback please see the consultation paper on the Board’s consultation page.