Standards of Practice
In this section:
Currently Under Review (May-August 2013): - Standards of Practice for ACT Allied Health Professionals
In 2004 the ACT Government introduced new legislation, the Health Professionals Act 2004. The principle purpose of the Health Professional Act was to protect the health and safety of the public by making certain that health professionals are competent and fit to practice their professions. To support the legislation of the day ACT Health developed core (non-clinical) generic standards of practice for ACT allied health professionals, including companion guidelines on continuous professional development.
The Practice Standards incorporated 5 key areas as listed below however the standadrs and CPD guidelines are currently being reviewed and updated to reflect current research, evidence and regulation and legislation contexts.
- Interaction with the client;
- The health professional;
- The practice environment;
- Interaction with professional colleagues; and
- Responsibilities to the community.
Consultation Forums for the Review Process
A range of consultation opportunities will be made available to the allied health professional workforce to engage with review of the Standards publication, including:
- Publication of a consultation paper at this site and an online survey;
- Key informant interviews to be conducted week beginning 24th June 2013;
- Open invitation consultation forums to be held first week of July-dates, time and venues will be posted here.
Need More Information?
Contact Office of the Allied Health Advisor:
MaryAnne Gregory, Project Officer,- 6207 6744
Jennifer Irving- 6205 3058
Sally Ranford-6205 2494
Standards of Practice for ACT Allied Health Professionals (PDF File - 420k)
Continuing Professional Development information for Health Professionals (PDF File - 159k)
Continuing Professional Development information for Health Professional Boards (PDF File - 162k)