09 Nov 2021
Twelve National Boards, including the Medical Board of Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have published an advance copy of the Supervised practice framework (the framework).
The National Boards implementing the framework from 1 February 2022 are:
The framework can be found on the MBA website and has been developed to reflect a responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
The framework outlines the National Boards’ expectations and supports supervisees, supervisors and employers to understand what is necessary to effectively carry out supervised practice.
Supervised practice reassures the community, National Boards and Ahpra that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised is safe and competent to practise and is not putting the public at risk.
The framework supports consistency in processes and decision-making and is user-friendly. The framework will replace current supervision guidelines in place for the relevant National Boards.
The framework does not apply to the supervision of international medical graduates, interns or vocational trainees. Supervision requirements for these practitioners have not changed.
The framework comes into effect on 1 February 2022. An advance copy has been published to allow time for supervisees, supervisors, employers and others to familiarise themselves with the revised framework.