Changes to mandatory notification requirements

24 Jul 2012

There have been two recent changes to the mandatory notification requirements that apply to all registered health practitioners, their employers, as well as tertiary education providers.

As of 1 July 2012, there are four new registered health professions - practitioners of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Chinese medicine, medical radiation and occupational therapy - to whom the existing mandatory notification requirements under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) apply.

In addition, any mandatory notification about a health practitioner with a principal place of practice in NSW is now deemed to be a complaint and will be assessed by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission in consultation with the relevant NSW health professional Council.

More information

Detailed information on mandatory notification can be found here.
You can also contact the Commission’s Executive Officer