National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and other health workers

National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and other health workers

6 August 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-160-4

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 23KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 5KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION (PDF 26KB)

TERMS OF REFERENCE
CONDUCT OF THE INQUIRY
BACKGROUND
THE NRAS SCHEME
  Legislative framework
  Scope of NRAS
  Objectives and guiding principles of NRAS

 
CHAPTER 2 - DESIGN OF THE NATIONAL REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME FOR DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH WORKERS (PDF 223KB)

INTRODUCTION
Changes to the proposed Scheme arising from national consultation
ISSUES
Independence of accreditation
  Directions on accreditation standards by Ministerial Council
  Appointment of external accreditation bodies by Ministerial Council
Other accreditation issues
  Definition of 'accreditation standard'
  Conditional accreditation
Composition of National Boards
  Representation of small jurisdictions
  Composition of National Boards of particular professions
    Psychology
    Dentistry
    Osteopathic
Mandatory reporting
Complaints
  Separation of complaints management and performance management
  Public Interest Assessor
Protection of titles
  'Specialist'
  Profession-specific titles
Spinal manipulation
Consultation on the NRAS
Profession-specific issues
  Podiatry
    Specialist registration
  Optometry
    Exemption of orthoptists from optometrist practice restrictions
    Uniformity of state and territory laws outside NRAS
  Psychology
    Adequate recognition of organisational psychologists
  Scope of practice in psychological testing
  Pharmacy
    Registration of pharmacy premises
    Accreditation of specialist pharmacist practitioners
  Chiropractic
    Provision of chiropractic services about the jaw
  Midwives
    Issues relating to registration and indemnity insurance
CONCLUSION

 
COALITION SENATORS’ MINORITY REPORT (PDF 52KB)
 
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BY SENATOR RACHEL SIEWERT, THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS (PDF 39KB)
 
APPENDIX 1 - LIST OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS, TABLED DOCUMENTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AUTHORISED FOR PUBLICATION BY THE COMMITTEE (PDF 22KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AT PUBLIC HEARINGS (PDF 11KB)
 
APPENDIX 3 - CHRONOLOGY OF NATIONAL REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT EVENTS (PDF 9KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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