Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Policies
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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia provides guidance to nurses and midwives by publishing a range of policies, codes and guidelines. These documents:

  • help understand the NMBA’s expectations and requirements 
  • provide and pathways to meet them.
Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Common Protocol - Informing notifiers about the reasons for National Board decisions  PDF (91.8KB) Word version (58.5 KB,DOCX)  1 August 2018
Exemptions from continuing professional development for nurses and midwives  PDF (114KB) Web page From 1 June 2016
Current: Policy: Re-entry to practice PDF (354 KB) 
Web page 11 February 2019
Retired: Policy: Re-entry to practice PDF (316KB) From 1 September 2015 To 10 February 2019
Mothercraft nurses policy PDF  (45.0KB) Web page 24 August 2017

Policy directions

Under Section 11 of the National Law, as in force in each state and territory, the Ministerial Council may issue a National Board with policy directions.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Policy Direction 2019-01 - Paramountcy of public protection when administering the National Scheme
Policy Direction 2019-02 - Requirements to consult with patient safety bodies and health care consumer bodies on every new and revised registration standard, code and guidelines
8 January 2020
Page reviewed 25/02/2022