24 August 2012

Non-compliance with COAG best practice regulation requirements – Registration requirements for optometrists – Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council

On 27 April 2012, the Standing Council on Health meeting as the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council approved new general registration standards for optometrists. Currently, optometrists are not required to hold qualifications in ocular therapeutics to be registered. However, this will become mandatory from 1 December 2014, with grandfathering provisions for existing optometrists.

The Council of [...]

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16 July 2012

Options for Regulation of Paramedics – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council

On 2 July 2012, a COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on the options for regulation of paramedics was released by most jurisdictions. The Consultation RIS examines a number of options for changing the regulation of paramedics including adding paramedics as a profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

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10 June 2011

Options for the Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council

In November 2010, State, Territory and Commonwealth Health Ministers agreed to conduct a national consultation on options for strengthening the regulation of those health practitioners where statutory registration is not a prerequisite for practice (those known as ‘unregistered health practitioners’). The national consultation is to consider whether there is a need for strengthened regulatory protections [...]

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