30 Oct 2015
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 15,000 registered medical radiation practitioners, has today published the revised continuing professional development (CPD) standard, which will come into effect on 1 December 2015.
To help medical radiation practitioners prepare for commencement, the revised standards are being published in advance.
The revised CPD standard will replace the current standard and will apply to all registered medical radiation practitioners. Practitioners will need to meet the obligations of the revised standard by the next registration renewal period on 30 November 2016.
The main changes in the revised CPD standard are:
The revised standard was approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council on 27 August 2015 and was part of a scheduled review of standards. A public consultation was held as part of the review. National Boards today published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. The submissions to the public consultation are published on the past consultations page.
The Board will soon be publishing a revised professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements standard, which will be in effect from early 2016.
In February 2016, the Board will be publishing a revised recency of practice standards. The revised standards will take effect on 1 December 2016 to allow medical radiation practitioners to become familiar with the requirements.
The following additional resources about the revised standard are available on the AHPRA website.