The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.
Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below. There is currently one open consultation.
Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines
Released: 4 April 2013
Closes: 30 May 2013
The 14 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) are consulting on the following proposed guidelines:
- revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
- a Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and
- revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).
Most Boards in the National Scheme are also consulting on a revised Code of conduct (either the code shared by most National Boards, or for some Boards a profession-specific code), however the Medical Board of Australia is not taking part in that consultation. Instead, the Medical Board of Australia is reviewing, and will be consulting separately on, its Code of conduct good medical practice over the next few months.
The consultation paper below includes the revised guidelines that all the National Boards are consulting on.
Please provide feedback by email to email@example.com by close of business on Thursday 30 May 2013.
Consultation on proposed changes to the competent authority pathway and specialist pathway for international medical graduates
Released: 2 April 2013
Closes: 31 May 2013
The Board has released a public consultation paper proposing changes to the:
- Competent authority pathway and
- Specialist pathway
Please provide written submissions by email, marked ‘Consultation – Pathways to registration’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on 31 May 2013.
Publication of submissions received
The Board publishes submissions received on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the relevant consultation paper for details of how submissions are treated. Submissions received in response to a consultation are published under Past Consultations.
Consultation on registration standards, codes and guidelines
The National Law allows the Board to develop and recommend to the Ministerial Council, registration standards about relevant issues, such as:
- the eligibility of individuals for medical registration
- the suitability of individuals to competently and safely practice the medical profession
The National Law also allows the Board to develop and approve codes and guidelines, to provide guidance to the medical practitioners it registers and about other matters relevant to the exercise of the Board’s functions.
The National Law requires the Board to undertake wide-ranging consultation on proposed registration standards and codes and guidelines.
The Board has consulted on a number of registration standards, codes and guidelines. See Past Consultations for a summary of the consultation and submissions to the Ministerial Council to date. The documents attached are early drafts that were revised, taking into account the results of consultation.