Past Consultations

Public consultation on review of accreditation arrangements – assignment of accreditation functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are consulting on future accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of accreditation functions ends.

Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018


Public consultation on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise

The Medical Radiation Practice 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.


Public consultation on draft National examination guidelines

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia conducted a public consultation on its draft National examination guidelines.

Released: 17 August 2015
Closed: 16 October 2015


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

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 


Public consultation on a review of the following registration standards:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements registration standard
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) registration standard
  • Recency of practice registration standard

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia undertook consultation on a review of the above registration standards. 

Released: 2 May 2014
Closed: 30 June 2014 

Submissions received


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

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.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

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

Submissions will be published soon.


Draft accreditation standards and process

Released: 30 July 2013
Closed: 6 September 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee conducted a public consultation on draft accreditation standards for Medical Radiation Practice programs of study and the education providers offering them.

See the Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee page for more details.


Supervised practice guidelines

Released: 11 June 2013
Closed: 22 July 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed Supervised practice guidelines to seek views on the National Board’s requirements for supervised practice.

The National Board recommended the draft Professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners consultation paper be read in conjunction with this consultation paper.

Submissions received


Professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners

Released: 11 June 2013
Closed: 22 July 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on draft Professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners to seek views on the knowledge, skills and professional attributes identified by the National Board as entry-level capabilities.

Submissions received


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The consultation paper below includes the revised guidelines that all National Boards are consulting on, and the shared Code of conduct that the Board is consulting on.

Submissions coming soon.


Provisional Registration Guideline

Released: 14 February 2013
Closed: 28 March 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the National Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed Provisional registration guideline to seek views on the requirements for provisional registration for the purpose of enabling a medical radiation practitioner to undertake a program of supervised practice.

The National Board also released the draft Supervised practice registration standard consultation paper and recommended that this paper was read in conjunction with the consultation paper.

Submissions received

Submissions received for both the Provisional Registration Guideline and Supervised Practice Registration Standard


Supervised Practice Registration Standard

Released: 14 February 2013
Closed: 28 March 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standard for Supervised Practice to seek views on the National Board’s requirements for supervised practice.

The National Board recommended the draft Provisional registration guideline consultation paper was read in conjunction with this consultation paper.

Submissions received

Submissions received for both the Provisional Registration Guideline and Supervised Practice Registration Standard


Consultation on Composition of Accreditation Committee

Released: 17 Sept 2012
Closed: 1 October 2012

Following the August 2012 meeting the Board decided to establish an Accreditation Committee to undertake the accreditation functions. This consultation paper sought feedback on options for the composition of the Accreditation Committee.

Please note that your comments will be published on the Board’s website unless you request otherwise.

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012

Submissions received can be found on the AHPRA website.  


Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice Guidelines

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) consulted on draft guidelines on Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice. 

Draft Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guideline (121 KB,PDF)

Released: 24 Jan 2012
Closed: 16 March 2012

Requirements that must be met by practitioners when undertaking CPD for the purpose of meeting the Board’s minimum annual CPD requirements for renewal of registration in the categories of general, provisional or limited registration. The guideline details information that must be recorded by practitioners when undertaking CPD to ensure that they can complete a declaration of compliance when submitting a renewal of registration application, and to ensure that satisfactory records of CPD undertaken are maintained and available to be submitted to the Board during its annual CPD audit.

Submissions received

Draft Recency of Practice (RoP) Guideline (375 KB,PDF)

The RoP standard requires practitioners to ensure that they are competent and fit to practise in the profession through the making of an annual declaration that their practice is current and in keeping with contemporary practice.
The standard also identifies the amount of time a practitioner may spend away from clinical practice before the fitness and competence to practice needs to be considered by the Board.

Submissions received


Codes and Guidelines

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on new proposed codes and guidelines.

This consultation paper has been developed under the requirements of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law), as in force in each state and territory. A link to the National Law is available at: www.ahpra.gov.au/Legislation-and-Publications.aspx

The National Law:

  • empowers the Board to develop and approve codes and guidelines to provide guidance to the profession.
  • requires the Board to ensure there is wide-ranging consultation on the content of any proposed code or guideline.

The guidelines for Advertising and Mandatory Notifications, together with the Code of Conduct for Registered Health Practitioners listed below are common across the 10 health professions that are currently regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) and have been in place since the start of the scheme on 1 July 2010.

Preliminary drafts of the codes and guidelines were subject to extensive public consultation prior to being endorsed by the 10 currently regulated health professions. They have also been tested through their implementation by the 10 currently regulated health professions.

At the completion of the consultation period, the Board will consider all submissions prior to finalising the codes and guidelines for approval.

The consultation paper sought feedback on:

  1. A code of conduct for the profession

    Addressing issues like providing good care, effective communication, confidentiality and privacy, informed consent, adverse events and open disclosure, maintaining professional boundaries, health records, conflicts of interest, and financial and commercial dealings.

  2. Guidelines on mandatory reporting

    These guidelines explain the situations when a health practitioner or their employer must notify the Board through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) about a registered health practitioner’s misconduct. There are four types of misconduct: intoxication, sexual misconduct, impairment, and significantly departing from accepted professional standards.

  3. Guidelines on Advertising

    This includes what is acceptable advertising, such as factual statements about the services a profession provides. The Guidelines also define what is unacceptable, such as not disclosing risks associated with a treatment. The Guidelines clarify the acceptable use in advertising of titles, warning statements, advertising of price and how to complain about a breach of the Guidelines.

Released: 21 November 2011
Closed: 19 January 2012

Submissions received


Supervised Practice Registration Standard

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standard for Supervised Practice. The Board is interested in comments from a wide range of stakeholders and invites written submissions.

Supervised Practice (92.0 KB,PDF)

Released: 22 November 2011
Closes: 19 January 2012

Please provide written submissions by email, marked ‟November 2011 Registration Standards‟ to medicalradiationconsultation@ahpra.gov.au by close of business (COB) on 19 January 2012.

The Board will publish all submission on its interim website www.medicalradiationpracticeboard.gov.au to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise.

We will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the reference. Before publication, we may remove personally identifying information from submissions.

Submissions received


Proposed Registration Standards

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standards for:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Criminal history
  • English language skills
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Recency of practice

In addition, the Board also consulted on a draft grandparenting and general registration eligibility registration standard.

The Board received comments from a wide range of stakeholders about the proposed standards and invites written submissions on these draft standards.

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Proposed Registration Standards Consultation Paper (698 KB,PDF)

Released: 30 August 2011
Closed: 7 October 2011

The Board publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the section on submissions in the consultation paper for details of how submissions are treated.

Submissions received

General submissions

Submissions regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Submissions regarding English Language Skills (ELS)

Submission regarding Grandparenting

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting medical radiation practitioners.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
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