Medical Board of Australia - Practitioners opt in to extend their registration on the pandemic sub-register

Practitioners opt in to extend their registration on the pandemic sub-register

23 Sep 2022

1,792 practitioners remain registered on the pandemic sub-register for another year, continuing to support the health system.

1,792 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, dental practitioners, diagnostic radiographers, medical practitioners, midwives, nurses, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists have opted to extend their registration on the sub-register to 21 September 2023 or apply to transition to the main register for ongoing registration.

Practitioners on the sub-register were asked to contact Ahpra before midnight on 21 September 2022 if they wanted to:

  • opt in so their temporary registration was extended to expire at midnight on 21 September 2023, or
  • formally apply for registration on the main register (Register of practitioners) using a transition pathway.

Practitioners who were on the sub-register and did not contact Ahpra are reminded that they are no longer registered as of midnight on 21 September 2022. The names of these practitioners were removed from the sub-register; if they wish to continue to be registered, they will need to apply for registration through the standard process.

Background to the sub-register

Since the temporary pandemic response sub-register was established in April 2020, eligible practitioners have been added at different times to meet changing demands on the health system.

Practitioners included on the sub-register were initially given temporary registration for 12 months. However, registration has been extended for practitioners who have opted to stay on the sub-register after its closure date.

Some practitioners, instead of staying on the temporary sub-register, have let their registration expire or chosen to apply for registration on the main register.

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Page reviewed 23/09/2022