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.


Proposed revised Registration standard: Recency of practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is consulting on the proposed revised Registration standard: Recency of practice.

The proposed revised standard provides more flexibility for practitioners to meet the recency of practice requirements with the ability to meet the requirements of the standard over two, three or five years. This aligns the NMBA with other national boards and international regulators. The proposed revised standard incorporates changes to recency of practice requirements for recent graduates, clarity for deferred graduates and for those who have been absent from the profession for 10 or more years.

Background information

Have your say

To have your say, please read the background information and complete the online survey.

If you are unable to complete the survey online you can email your responses to the questions in the public consultation paper to nmbafeedback@ahpra.gov.au with the subject line ‘Recency of practice.’

Feedback is required by close of business on Monday 31 August 2020.

Proposed revised Nurse practitioner standards for practice

The NMBA has proposed changes to the Nurse practitioner standards for practice. The changes are based on a systematic review of literature on the regulation and standards of nurse practitioner practice, as well as a preliminary consultation with key stakeholders.

The proposed changes include:

  • an update to key definitions including ‘advanced practice’ and ‘nurse practitioner’
  • the inclusion of ‘culturally safe and respectful practice,’ and
  • aligning the presentation and language of the standards with other NMBA standards.

More changes are outlined in the public consultation paper.

Background information

Have your say

  • To have your say, please read the background information and complete the online survey.
  • If you are unable to complete the survey online you can email your responses to the questions in the public consultation paper to nmbafeedback@ahpra.gov.au
  • Feedback is required by close of business on Monday 31 August 2020

Your Privacy

The NMBA is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and is committed to protecting your personal information. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (Ahpra) Privacy Policy provides information on accessing and correcting your personal information and the Ahpra complaints process for any privacy breach.

Ahpra uses Qualtrics to conduct surveys on behalf of the NMBA. Qualtrics and its third-party storage provider are subject to the Privacy Act in the storage and handling of any stored data. Information collected is stored and handled securely in Australia. If you have any queries about your privacy, please contact the National Information Release Unit at niru@ahpra.gov.au.

How your submission will be treated

The Boards publish submissions received on their websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated. Submissions received in response to a consultation are published under Past Consultations.

 
 
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