Current Consultations

The National Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the nursing and midwifery professions.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations along with the submissions that were received.

Registered nurse and midwife prescribing – discussion paper

In Australia, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) endorses the registration of registered nurses (RN) and midwives as qualified to administer, obtain, possess, prescribe, supply or use scheduled medicines if they meet the requirements of the respective registration standards.

The NMBA and the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers are working together to facilitate the development of potential future models of prescribing by RNs and midwives. The Registered nurse and midwife prescribing – Discussion paper has been developed to seek the views of the nursing and midwifery professions, other health professionals and the public about potential models of registered nurse and midwife prescribing.

Background information

Have your say

You are invited to provide your comments by close of business on Friday 22 December 2017 to

How your submission is treated

The NMBA publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. However, the NMBA will not publish on its website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the consultation.

Before publication, the NMBA may remove personally-identifying information from submissions, including contact details. The views expressed in the submissions are those of the individuals or organisations who submit them and their publication does not imply any acceptance of, or agreement with, these views by the NMBA.

The NMBA also accepts submissions made in confidence. These submissions will not be published on the website or elsewhere. Submissions may be confidential because they include personal experiences or other sensitive information. Any request for access to a confidential submission will be determined in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), which has provisions designed to protect personal information and information given in confidence.

Please let the NMBA know if you do not want your submission published, or want all or part of it treated as confidential.

The Boards publish submissions received on their websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated. Submissions received in response to a consultation are published under Past Consultations.

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