01 Feb 2022
The Supervised practice framework (the framework), developed by the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) along with 12 other National Boards1 and Ahpra, is in effect from today.
The framework outlines the National Boards’ expectations and supports supervisees, supervisors and employers to understand what is necessary to effectively carry out supervised practice. The framework also includes the principles that underpin supervised practice and the levels of supervised practice.
Board Chair, Dr Murray Thomas, said the Board is very happy to see framework come into effect: ‘Supervised practice is sometimes needed to help keep the public safe, as it reassures the community that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised is safe and competent. Anyone involved in supervised practice, whether as a supervisee, supervisor or as an employer, should read the framework and familiarise themselves with the changes.’
To support supervisees, supervisors and employers understand and apply the framework, the National Boards and Ahpra have developed a set of frequently asked questions and two key steps diagrams. The diagrams outline the key steps of supervised practice for registration requirements or suitability and eligibility requirements and for supervised practice following a complaint (notification).
The National Boards have also developed a Fact sheet: Supervised practice – transition arrangements to support the transition arrangements in place for supervises and supervisors who are already carrying out supervised practice or who sent documents to Ahpra or the Board before 1 February 2022.
The framework and additional information can be found on the Supervised practice page.
1 The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) are reviewing the Supervised practice registration standard so the framework will not apply until the review is completed. Please see MRPBA website for more details.