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Focus group invitation: Mandatory notifications for health practitioners

23 Sep 2019

Registered psychologists from across Australia are invited to participate in a focus group about mandatory notifications for health practitioners.

This is the second focus group as part of the mandatory notifications engagement process organised by the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The mandatory notifications provisions in the National Law were recently revised. To support this, the Psychology Board of Australia and AHPRA are currently consulting on draft revised National Board Guidelines for mandatory notifications which will apply across 16 health professions (including psychology) to make sure they are easy to understand and provide clear explanations on what the mandatory notification requirements particularly are for registered health practitioners, treating health practitioners, education providers and employers.

The aim of the focus group is for registered psychologists to give frank and independent feedback regarding the draft revised guidelines and the development of materials for a mandatory notifications awareness campaign. It is important that both the guidelines and the awareness campaign help practitioners (both treating and non-treating) to better understand mandatory notifications and the impact of the recent changes to the legislation.

Your participation and input will benefit more than 740,000 registered health practitioners across Australia

Focus group details

It will be held on Wednesday 2 October 2019, 19.00 to 20.30 (AEST).

The focus group is a 90-minute online group discussion, via an online webinar.


Please register by Monday 30 September 2019. Spaces are limited.

Register now

If you have any questions, please contact AHPRA.

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