Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Current consultations
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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.


Public consultation – Proposed Guidelines for privately practising nurses

Open: 1 March 2024
Closes: 12 April 2024

The NMBA is consulting on the proposed Guidelines for privately practising nurses.

The introduction of the Guidelines for privately practising nurses is a new initiative. The guidelines have been developed to outline the regulatory requirements within which privately practising nurses must practise, to ensure ongoing competence and safe practice.

Background information

Public consultation paper – Proposed Guidelines for privately practising nurses (337 KB,PDF)

Have your say

The NMBA seeks feedback to the proposed Guidelines for privately practising nurses in relation to specific questions.

You can participate by:

  • completing the questions and providing feedback via an online survey (upon completion of the survey there is an option to save a copy of your responses for your records), or
  • emailing your responses in a Word document with the subject line ‘Guidelines for privately practising nurses’ to nmbafeedback@ahpra.gov.au.

Feedback is required by close of business on Friday 12 April 2024.

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 These submissions will not be published on the website or elsewhere.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.


Public consultation – Review of the Nurse practitioner regulatory framework

Open: 30 January 2024
Closes: 22 March 2024

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in collaboration with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) are consulting on the nurse practitioner regulatory framework. The documents under review are:

  1. NMBA – Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner,
  2. NMBA – Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners, and
  3. ANMAC – Nurse practitioner accreditation standards

The NMBA is consulting on the proposed revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and proposed Guidelines for nurse practitioners (previously titled Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners).

Background information

Public consultation paper – Revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and Guidelines for nurse practitioners  (461 KB,PDF)

Have your say

The NMBA seeks feedback to the proposed revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and proposed Guidelines for nurse practitioners in relation to specific questions.

You can participate by:

  • completing the questions and providing feedback via an online survey (upon completion of the survey there is an option to save a copy of your responses for your records), or
  • emailing your responses in a Word document with the subject line ‘Nurse practitioner regulatory framework to nmbafeedback@ahpra.gov.au

Feedback is required by close of business on Friday 22 March 2024.

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.

 
 
Page reviewed 4/03/2024