Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.
Released: 11 May 2021
Closed: 6 July 2021
Ahpra and the 12 National Boards that share a Code of conduct carried out a public consultation on a revised shared Code. The National Boards invited practitioners, stakeholders and the community to give feedback on the revised Code of conduct.
A consultation paper that included an overview of the review, case studies, high level overviews of the proposed changes to the revised Code and optional questions was made available. Links to the consultation documents are available below.
To help promote safe and effective care the following National Boards share the Code of conduct (the Code) that sets out their expectations of professional behaviour and conduct for registered health practitioners.
The code is reviewed regularly to make sure it continues to reflect the standard of conduct and behaviour expected of registered health practitioners by the National Boards, and so that the public can better understand the expected conduct of practitioners. The revised code aims to be a relevant and useful resource for practitioners, while being more accessible to the public.
Submissions will be published soon.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 17 December 2019
National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and AHPRA carried out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 26 November 2019
The National Boards and AHPRA carried out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.
The 14 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) released for public consultation draft guidelines on Mandatory notifications.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 6 November 2019
National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have completed public consultation as part of a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current terms of assignment of accreditation functions end.
Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018
Submissions and a brief consultation report are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.
Released: 13 April 2018
Closed: 25 May 2018
Submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.
Released: 13 March 2018
Closed: 4 May 2018
Consultation paper - Revised registration standards for professional indemnity insurance arrangements, continuing professional development and recency (576 KB,PDF), Word version (758 KB, DOCX).
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) sought feedback from the profession, stakeholders and the community on the proposed revised competency standards for occupational therapists.
Released: 16 January 2017
Closed: 30 March 2017
National Boards released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.
Released: 24 July 2014
Closed: 26 September 2014
National Boards are undertaking public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.
Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013
Submissions received can be found on the Past consultations page on the AHPRA website.
All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.
Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013
Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013
The consultation paper included:
Submissions coming soon.
Opened: 13 December 2012
Closed: 16 February 2013
The Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd (OTC) undertook a review of the accreditation standards used for the accreditation of entry-level programs of occupational therapy education in Australia.
A copy of the consultation document is available on the OTC’s website. The OTC welcomed feedback on any aspects of the proposed accreditation standards.
Public consultation paper on accreditation standards.
Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012
Submissions received can be found on the past consultations page of the AHPRA website.
Released: 21 May 2012
Closed: 15 June 2012
Released: 21 November 2011
Closed: 9 January 2012
Consultation Paper - Codes and Guidelines (959 KB,PDF)
Submissions Received and Board decision - Codes and Guidelines (185 KB,PDF)
Feedback for Noting
Released: 30 August 2011
Closed: 7 October 2011
Occupational Therapy Proposed Registration Standards Consultation Paper (486 KB,PDF)
Submissions Received and Board decision (58.0 KB,PDF)
Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting occupational therapists.
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