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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 – 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.


Public Consultation - Regulation of health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Open: 27 November 2023
Closes: 1 March 2024 (Consultation has been extended for four weeks)

Ahpra and National Boards are reforming the regulation of registered health practitioners who work in the cosmetics sector in Australia, to improve practice and standards, public safety and informed consumer choice.

We are consulting on three documents related to the regulation of registered health practitioners who perform and advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 

We invite you to provide feedback on any or all the following draft guidelines:

  1. Guidelines for nurses who perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures (nurses practice guidelines – applies to nurses only)
  2. Guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures (shared practice guidelines – applies to registered health practitioners excluding medical practitioners and nurses)
  3. Guidelines for registered health practitioners who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures (advertising guidelines – applies to all registered health practitioners).

Background information

The consultation paper below includes an overview of the proposed guidelines and questions to help frame your feedback. 

Have your say

We welcome feedback from organisations, registered health practitioners and the public.

Submissions can be made via an online survey or using the template provided and emailing to AhpraConsultation@ahpra.gov.au. Both methods pose the same specific questions for feedback as well as an opportunity for additional comments. You only need to submit via one method.

Publication of submissions

National Boards publish submissions at their discretion. 

National Boards generally publish submissions on their website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. We will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the subject of the consultation. Before publication, we may remove personally identifying information from submissions, including contact details. 

National Boards accept 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. A 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 us know if you do not want us to publish your submission or want us to treat all or part of it as confidential.

Published submissions will include the names of the individuals and/or the organisations that made them, unless confidentiality is expressly requested.


 
 
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