The Council is currently seeking feedback on two proposals – a naming policy and changes to scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications.
Council invites all practitioners and other individuals or organisations with an interest in these proposals to comment. Your feedback will inform the Council’s final decision.
You can read more about these proposals on our website.
Changes made to the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act 2003 require the Council to develop a naming policy that outlines what its decision-making process will be around publicly releasing the names of practitioners; when it will do so; and what it will take into account when making that decision. Submissions close on 6 December 2019.
Scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications
The Council is proposing to make drafting changes to scopes of practice to provide clarity and eliminate any potential uncertainty. Some changes to the prescribed qualifications for the general dental and oral surgery specialist scopes of practice are also proposed. Details can be found in the consultation document. Submissions close on 12 December 2019.
The changes proposed in this consultation will NOT change, limit or impact the tasks practitioners registered in the affected scopes and related professions are currently able to perform in their day-to-day practice. Similarly, the professional relationships, established working relationships and agreements or supervision levels under which practitioners practise will not change as a result of these proposals.