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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) carries out functions as set by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The NMBA regulates the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public.
Nurses and midwives may be positioned to assist during a time of national emergency and disaster. The importance of nursing and midwifery roles in disaster response is underpinned by the application of knowledge, skills and professional decision making.
The NMBA provides a range of information on regulatory policy and professional advice for nurses and midwives. This information:
The NMBA also endorses the following position statements: