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Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on a review of the following registration standards and guidelines

Released: 19 May 2014
Closed: 14 July 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) released a consultation paper on a review of the following:

Registration standards:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice

Guideline:

Submissions received

The National Board is still collating feedback received and will publish it as soon as practical.


Public consultation on a draft revised Safety and quality framework for midwives

Released: 30 April 2014
Closed: 23 June 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) released a consultation paper on a draft revised Safety and quality framework for midwives.

The proposed framework replaces the existing Board-approved Safety and quality framework for privately practising midwives attending homebirths.

Submissions received

The National Board is still collating feedback received and will publish it in coming weeks.


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards 

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013 

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) released a consultation paper on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.

Submissions received

The National Board is still collating feedback received and will publish it in the coming weeks.


Proposed Re-entry to practice framework

Released: 14 October 2013
Closed: 9 December 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) released a consultation paper on the proposed:

  • Draft Re-entry to practice policy
  • Draft Principles for assessing applicants for re-entry to practice
  • Draft Re-entry to practice self assessment tool
  • Draft Re-entry to practice - Fact sheet
  • Draft Supervision guidelines for nursing and midwifery

The public consultation included the following consultation documents:

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Consultation paper PDF (163KB) Word version (129KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013
ATT B Draft Re-entry to practice policy PDF (136KB) Word version (326KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013
ATT C Draft Principles for assessing applicants for re-entry to practice PDF (93.9KB) Word version (315KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013
ATT D Draft Re-entry to practice self assessment tool - RN PDF (79.8KB) Word version (85.4 KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013
ATT E Draft Re-entry to practice - Fact sheet PDF (125KB) Word version (124KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013
ATT F Draft Supervision guidelines PDF (397KB) Word version (341 KB,DOCX) 14 October 2013

Submissions received

The National Board is still collating feedback received and will publish it in the coming weeks.


Proposed Registration standard for scheduled medicine endorsement

Released: 6 September 2013
Closed: 4 November 2013
 

Submissions coming soon.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions coming soon.


Consultation on common guidelines and policy

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013
  

The consultation paper included:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
  • a Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).

Submissions received are available under Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and Code of conduct in the Past consultations page on the AHPRA website.


Survey: Professional indemnity insurance for privately practising midwives

Released: 8 March 2013
Closed: 8 April 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) sought feedback on professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements for privately practising midwives.

This was done as a research project by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), funded by the National Board. 

Submissions received

On behalf of the National Board, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) collated feedback. A report on findings is now published on the National Board website, together with commentary from the National Board.

Please read the related media statement:


Survey: Consultation on revised National competency standards for nurse practitioners

Released: 19 December 2012
Closed: 1 March 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) sought feedback on a review of National competency standards for nurse practitioners.

This was done as part of a collaborative research project by Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney, funded by the National Board.

Submissions received

On behalf of the National Board, Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney are still collating feedback received. This will be published on the National Board website as soon as practicable.


Consultation on Guidelines for professional indemnity insurance arrangements for registered nurses and nurse practitioners

Released: 19 November 2012
Closed: 10 January 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia sought feedback on guidelines for professional indemnity insurance for registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Submissions received

The National Board is still collating feedback received and will publish it in coming weeks.


Consultation paper on review of the accreditation arrangements for the nursing and midwifery professions

Released: 30 October 2012
Closed: 7 December 2012

  1. Public consultation on the review of the accreditation arrangments for the nursing and midwifery professions (714 KB,PDF)
  2. Submission from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council- review of the accreditation arrangements (750 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012 
  

Submissions received can be found on the AHPRA website.


Draft policy on re-entry to practice for nurses and midwives

Released: 14 June 2011
Closed: 9 August 2011

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia sought feedback on a draft policy on re-entry to practice for nurses and midwives.

Submissions received

The Board is still collating the feedback received, and will be publishing them in coming weeks. Overall the feedback received showed in principle support for the policy.


Draft for professional indemnity insurance for midwives guideline

Revision for professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard

'Quantum of cover' for professional indemnity insurance for midwives guideline

Released: 10 March 2011
Closed: 6 May 2011

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the Board) is sought feedback from all stakeholders on the:

Submissions received

There 36 submissions received. These submissions were received from all stakeholders including individuals, professional organisations, education providers and government.

Please note some submissions have not been posted on the Board’s website either on request of the author or where details of personal situations were described.

All requests to remove a submission from the website or include a submission can be arranged by e-mailing the request to nmba-consultations@ahpra.gov.au.

Individual submissions

Organisation / staff member submissions


Registration Standard for English Language Skills

Released: 11 November 2010
Closed: 14 January 2011

Submissions received

There were 280 submissions received. These submissions were received from all stakeholders including individuals, professional organisations, education providers and government.

Please note some submissions have not been posted on the Board’s website either on request of the author or where details of personal situations were described.

All requests to remove a submission from the website or include a submission can be arranged by e-mailing the request to nmba-consultations@ahpra.gov.au.

Individual submissions

Organisation / staff member submissions


Registration Standard and Guidelines for Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner

Released: 29 October 2010
Closed: 26 November 2010

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) sought feedback from stakeholders regarding a revised draft Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner registration standard and newly developed Guidelines.


Provision for nurses to hold both registration as an enrolled nurse and as a registered nurse at the same time

Released: 17 August 2010
Closed: 1 September 2010

The Nursing and Midwifery Board sought input from key stakeholders regarding the provision for nurses to hold both registration as an enrolled nurse and as a registered nurse at the same time.

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting nurses and midwives.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
 
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