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Public consultation: Proposal for the recognition of Genetic pathology as a new field of specialty practice

Released: 24 February 2023
Closed: 26 April 2023

The Medical Board of Australia has consulted on an application from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia seeking recognition of Genetic pathology as a new field of specialty practice within the current specialty of Pathology.

Submissions will be published soon.

Public consultation - Guidelines: Telehealth consultations with patients

Released: 14 December 2022
Closed: 17 February 2023

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

Submissions received

The Board received approximately 770 submissions. Some stakeholders requested that their submission remain in confidence and some submissions have been published with the person’s name withheld.

Submissions are listed alphabetically below. Due to the number of submissions received, some submissions are available in combined PDFs. We have redacted contact details and potentially defamatory, sensitive or identifying comments from published submissions.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the submissions are those of the individuals or organisations who submitted them and their publication does not imply any acceptance of, or agreement with, these views by Ahpra or the Medical Board.

Submissions from organisations

Submissions from individuals

Public consultation – scheduled review of National scheme accreditation arrangements

Released: 14 December 2022
Closed: 14 February 2023

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.

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

Released: 17 November 2022
Closed: 25 January 2023

The Medical Board of Australia consulted 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.

Submissions will be published in early 2023.

Page reviewed 31/05/2023