The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.
Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the medical profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.
Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.
Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received. The Board publishes submissions received on the 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 There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published.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 consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated.
Released: 13 June 2018
Closes: 3 August 2018
The Board’s current code of conduct Good medical practice: A code of conduct for doctors in Australia came into effect on 17 March 2014. The current code is due for review and in keeping with good regulatory practice the Board is reviewing the code and has developed a draft revised code for consultation.
Both the current and draft revised code describe what is expected of all doctors registered to practise medicine in Australia. They set out the principles that characterise good medical practice and make explicit the standards of ethical and professional conduct expected of doctors by their professional peers and the community.
The Board is not proposing significant changes to the current code. The proposed revisions expand on and link with existing guidance. Other revisions are mostly editorial in nature to make the Board’s expectations clearer.
Please provide written submissions by email, marked: ‘Public consultation on Good medical practice’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on 3 August 2018.
Submissions to this consultation may be published on the AHPRA website. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Published submissions will include the names of individuals and/or organisations that made the submission unless confidentiality is requested.