ACM provides feedback on the AHPRA revised Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications

We are pleased to make a submission to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on the draft revised Guidelines - Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners.  A summary of our full response is as follows:

  • The revised Guidelines are in a clear and easy to read and follow format.
  • The revised guidelines are comprehensive and the information contained is appropriate for assisting practitioners who are considering and/or obligated to make a mandatory report.
  • They are relevant to the midwifery professional and will support midwives and other health practitioners providing maternity services to understand their requirements for mandatory notification and then the processes to follow.
  • Whilst we recognise the benefits of having separate guidelines for mandatory notifications about health students, we believe there are greater benefits to combining the two documents.

You can read our full response here 

You can read the AHPRA consultation guidelines here 

Additional information
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwives in Australia who are registered with, and regulated by, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). ACM’s position is that women have access to midwifery care during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. We exist to ensure midwives are strong and confident practitioners who can work to their full scope of practice