The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia approves codes and guidelines to provide guidance to the professions. These also help to clarify our views and expectations on a range of issues.
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Codes of ethics
Codes of professional conduct
Decision making framework (DMF)
* Rebranded: This document has undergone rebranding to reflect ownership by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Except to update the design and names of relevant organisation, the content or intent of the original document has not changed, unless indicated otherwise.
Guidelines for registration standards
The Board has developed supplementary Guidelines for professional indemnity insurance arrangements for midwives (551 KB,PDF) for the Nursing and midwifery professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard.
The Board has used the Safety and Quality Framework (S&QF) developed by the Victorian Government at the request of Australian Health Ministerial Advisory Council and incorporated the principles of the S&QF into all new documents relating to midwifery practice. These include the Guidelines and Assessment Framework for Registration Standard for Eligible Midwives and Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines. The principles underpinning the Framework will continue to be used in all future policy documents relating to midwifery.
Guidelines for Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements for Nurses are in development.
Professional practice guidelines