Medical Board of Australia - Current Consultations

Current Consultations


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.


Public consultation -  Draft revised registration standard - Granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training

Released: 17 November 2022
Closes: 25 January 2023

The Medical Board of Australia is consulting on an updated registration standard in response to changes to intern training arising from the Australian Medical Council’s National Framework for Prevocational (PGY1 and PGY2) Medical Training to come into effect from 2024.

Making a submission

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed revised standard by email marked: ‘Public consultation on a revised registration standard - Granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training’ to medboardconsultation@ahpra.gov.au by close of business 25 January 2023.

Publication of submissions

The Board generally publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. Published submissions will include the names of the individuals and/or the organisations that made them, unless confidentiality is expressly requested.


Public consultation - Draft revised guidelines: Telehealth consultations with patients

Released: 14 December 2022
Closes: 17 February 2023

The Medical Board of Australia has reviewed its existing Guidelines for technology-based consultations and an Information sheet - Inter-jurisdictional technology-based patient consultations and is consulting on proposed updated Guidelines: Telehealth consultations with patients.

Making a submission

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft revised Guidelines: Telehealth consultations with patients by email marked: ‘Consultation: revised telehealth guidelines’ to medboardconsultation@ahpra.gov.au by close of business on Friday 17 February 2023.

Publication of submissions

The Board generally publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. Published submissions will include the names of the individuals and/or the organisations that made them, unless confidentiality is expressly requested.


Public consultation – scheduled review of National scheme accreditation arrangements

National Boards and Ahpra are reviewing the current accreditation arrangements for the national health practitioner regulatory scheme to prepare for the next period to mid-2029.

The current accreditation arrangements end on 30 June 2024 for all professions except paramedicine, which end on 30 November 2023. The National Boards and Ahpra intend to complete this scheduled review by May 2023 to inform National Boards’ decisions on arrangements for the next period and provide certainty for the future. The last scheduled review and public consultation on accreditation arrangements was in 2018.

This consultation is a key stage of the review and aims to confirm performance and progress on current accreditation priorities and will inform the priorities for the next period, including how progress in priority areas could be measured.

Released: 14 December 2022
Closes: 14 February 2023

Providing feedback

The public consultation starts today and closes on 14 February 2023.

The National Boards and Ahpra invite feedback from all practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

In addition to general feedback, we are interested in stakeholders’ feedback on specific questions about the accreditation arrangements including on performance and progress since mid-2019, and possible areas of focus for the next five-years, including how progress in these areas could be measured.

You can provide feedback in two ways by close of business on 14 February 2023.

  1. use the Response template (107 KB,DOCX) to record your feedback and return it by email to accreditationreview@ahpra.gov.au, and/or
  2. send a written submission by email, to accreditationreview@ahpra.gov.au.

Publication of submissions

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.


 
 
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