What are the consequences of a criminal charge or conviction on a health practitioner or aspiring health practitioner?
Who does this apply to? Health practitioners, including chiropractors, dentists, doctors, nurses, medical radiation practitioners, midwives, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and psychologists are subject to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (“National Law”), which applies in each state and territory across Australia. The National Law sets out the general standards each of these practitioners must abide by, as well as outlining the process through which they may be registered under the relevant board. I am applying for registration as a health practitioner? What do I need to do? Section 52(1)(c) of the National Law sets out that a person is...Continue reading