Medical radiation practice regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

08 Apr 2016

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.

2014/15 saw the successful implementation of a supervised practice scheme with over 550 supervised practitioners and around 400 experienced medical radiation practitioners providing supervision and guidance to junior members of the profession.

The Board remains focused on engagement, meeting with a range of stakeholders this year, including practitioners, radiation licensing authorities, professional associations and the Medical Radiation Technologists Board of New Zealand. The Board also conducted a number of webinars that allowed practitioners and interested stakeholders to join in discussions about national regulation of the medical radiation practice profession.

Highlights

  • Registration fees reduced by $45, the third year in a row there has been a reduction.
  • 14,866 medical radiation practitioners in Australian on 30 June 2015. 
  • 48% of medical radiation practitioners aged under 35. 
  • Audit in August 2014 showed a 94% level of compliance with standards for the profession. 
  • 31 notifications received about medical radiation practitioners – 21 were lodged outside of NSW. 
  • Four cases of immediate action during the year. 
  • 53% of closed notifications in 2014/15 (excluding New South Wales) led to no further action. 
  • 535 medical radiation practitioners under active monitoring - 97% in relation to suitability/eligibility.

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