What are the 4 mandatory reporting requirements of AHPRA?

What are the 4 mandatory reporting requirements of AHPRA?

This section defines the four types of concerns that may trigger a mandatory notification about a registered health practitioner: impairment, intoxication, significant departure from accepted professional standards and sexual misconduct. It also explains the concept of ‘reasonable belief’.

Which law regulates nursing in Australia and which board regulates nurses?

The NMBA regulates the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public.

Who do nurses report issues to?

The Health Care Complaints Commission is independent of the public health system. It receives and assesses complaints about health care practitioners and health care services (generally referred to as health service providers). Anyone can lodge a complaint with the Commission.

What is meant by mandatory reporting?

Mandatory reporting is when the law requires you to report known or suspected cases of abuse and neglect. It mainly relates to children, but can also relate to adults if the person involved is living in a residential service, such as psychiatric, aged care, or other government-run facility.

What is professional misconduct in nursing?

For the purposes of this Code, professional misconduct refers to ‘the wrong, bad or erroneous conduct of a nurse outside of the domain of his or her practice; conduct unbefitting a nurse’ (e.g. sexual assault, theft, or drunk and disorderly conduct in a public place).

What does Ahpra do for nurses?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works with the 15 National Boards to help protect the public by regulating Australia’s registered health practitioners. Together, our primary role is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.

What are the 2 types of health law within Australia?

The two main types of laws in the Australian legal system are the statutes or codified laws that are decided by state and federal parliaments and the uncodified case laws that are interpreted by judges in the court system.

What is the definition of mandatory reporting in Australia?

What is mandatory reporting? Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement for selected groups of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to government authorities. Parliaments in all Australian states and territories have enacted mandatory reporting laws of some description.

When did the nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia update the guidelines?

*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.

What do the Medical Board of Australia guidelines not cover?

These guidelines cover: how notifiers are legally protected when doing so. If we receive a mandatory notification, the Board will consider all relevant information before deciding if action is needed to protect the public. It will not automatically take regulatory action (such as, for example, a caution). 1.2 What do these guidelines not cover?

Are there any mandatory reporting laws in Queensland?

Queensland has three separate pieces of mandatory reporting legislation, each covering different occupational groups and having their own reporting requirements. The details of these pieces of legislation are provided in the table below.

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