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 dental 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.


Public consultation: two sets of common guidelines and a framework for supervised practice

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are carrying out public consultations on:

  • revised Guidelines for mandatory notifications
  • revised Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service, and
  • a proposed Supervised practice framework.

Feedback from all interested people and organisations is welcome.

The consultations have staggered end dates to allow interested people and organisations to plan their responses to the three separate consultations.

Making a submission

Feedback is invited from practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

We encourage you to use the online survey to make your submission. However, if this is not possible, you may make a written submission using the Word templates provided. Submissions should be emailed to ahpra.consultation@ahpra.gov.au.

The questions in the online survey and the Word response templates are the same.

Publication of submissions

The National Boards and AHPRA publish submissions at our discretion. We generally publish submissions on our websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders.

Please let us know if you do not want your submission published, or if you want us to treat all or part of it as confidential.

Submissions to these three consultations will be published on the AHPRA website. Feedback received via the online survey for each of the three consultations (released 11 September 2019) will be aggregated and published after the consultations close.

Please note that we will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the subject of the consultation.  


Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for mandatory notifications

Released: 11 September 2019
Closes: 6 November 2019

The National Boards and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the Guidelines for mandatory notifications. The guidelines explain the requirements for treating registered health practitioners, non-treating registered health practitioners, employers of registered health practitioners and education providers to make a mandatory notification under the National Law.1 

The review is to make sure the Guidelines for mandatory notifications are as effective as possible and that they clearly explain the thresholds and requirements for making a mandatory notification, including the 2019 amendments to the National Law which will soon come into effect.

Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service

Released:  11 September 2019
Closes:  26 November 2019

The National Boards and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.

Public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework

Released: 11 September 2019
Closes:  17 December 2019

National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.2


1 The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

2 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).


Public consultation on Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses

Released: 5 September 2019
Closes: 1 November 2019

Public consultation on Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses PDF (1.42 MB,PDF) Word version (1.13 MB,DOCX)

The Dental Board of Australia, in partnership with the Medical, Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedicine and Podiatry Boards of Australia, is consulting on Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses.

Please provide written submissions by email to bbvguidelines@ahpra.gov.au by close of business on 1 November 2019.

Submissions to this consultation may be published. 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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