20 Nov 2013
The National Board is reminding medical radiation practitioners to renew registration by 30 November.
Medical radiation practitioners due to renew their registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.
More than 13,000 medical radiation practitioners with general or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.
National Board Chair Neil Hicks said about 60 per cent of medical radiation practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.
‘It’s great to see medical radiation practitioners heeding the call to renew online and on time,’ he said.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending medical radiation practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.
‘Anyone who may not have received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 to check that their registered contact details are up to date,’ Mr Hicks said.
As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.
‘I urge all medical radiation practitioners who have not yet renewed their registration to act now by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Mr Hicks said.
Medical radiation practitioners, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the national register of practitioners and will not be able to practise medical radiation practice in Australia.
The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for medical radiation practitioners:
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1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).